Bonham, Travis Recognition

Daughters of the Republic of
Texas To Honor the Defenders

By Meade Hendrix

  The Alamo Couriers Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, will place a Daughters of the Republic Historic Medallion at the home of James Butler Bonham on May 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM.
  This medallion will be placed in commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the founding of the Alamo and the city of San Antonio in 1718.   Dr. Amy Jo Baker said, “San Antonio is observing its distinct three hundred year history in a yearlong observance, and our chapter wanted, as one of our San Antonia 300 projects, to honor the Defenders including two of your native sons, for the supreme sacrifice they made during the 13 day Siege and Battle of the Alamo February 23-March 6, 1836, a pivotal event in the history of our city, our state, the nation, and the world.”
  Two of the DRT members to present the medallion are Dr. Amy Jo Baker, Alamo Couriers Chapter and Martha Fleitas, Alamo Mission Chapter.
  Saluda County has the distinction of being the home of two native sons, Col. William Barrett Travis and James Butler Bonham, who fought and died defending the Alamo.  The Saluda County Historical Society hopes that some of our historical society members and the public that is interested in the history of our area will be able to attend. Some of the Bonham and Travis descendants are planning to attend. After the presentation and tour of the Bonham House, we will return to Saluda and attend the American Legion Memorial Day Program.

  Bonham House (Flat Grove) 9:00 AM   
  Welcome and Introduction
  Presentation  of  DRT Historic Medallion               
  Recognition of descendants of Defenders                      
  Bonham House tour
  Memorial Day event in Saluda- 11:00 AM
  Photos on the Square
  Lunch at Persimmon Hill (invitation only) - 12:30 PM       
  Travis Monument -  1:30 PM
  Marsh-Johnson House tour - 1:45 PM
  Museum - 2:30 PM
  Call 864-445-8410 or  864-445-8550  to make lunch reservations by May 16, 2018.
  Please bring a folding chair for yourself.

Saluda FFA Places Fourth In South Carolina
FFA Agronomy Career Development CDE

  (Saluda, SC) – Members of the Saluda FFA Chapter competed in the state Agronomy Career Development Event on May 12th.
  Career Development Events (CDEs) build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. Students were required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of crop and soil science, identification of plant and insect pests, and diagnose plant disorders.
  The Saluda FFA placed fourth in the event. Team members included: Makayla Porter, Ximena Sorcia, Mason Haynie, and Alberto Gomez.  Makayla was high individual from the Saluda Chapter.  Amanda N. Crouch is the agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for the Saluda Chapter.
  The SC FFA Agronomy CDE was hosted by Piedmont Technical College.
   South Carolina agricultural education serves more than 12,000 students across the state. Students receive instruction in one of five different pathways within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career cluster. The South Carolina FFA Association is comprised of over 7,000 members across the state. The mission of the SC FFA Association is to develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
  Pictured, left to right - Mason Haynie, Makayla Porter, Ximena Sorcia, Alberto Gomez.

Have You
Seen the Sign?


  The Saluda County Chamber of Commerce obtained a grant in 1991 to erect nine historic signs at major intersections in Saluda County to welcome everyone entering the county and to honor the Alamo heroes, James Butler Bonham and William Barrett Travis.
  This project was completed in 1992 with nine 36” x 48" signs erected.:(2) Highway 178 Greenwood & Batesburg; (2) Highway 39 Chappells & Ridge Spring; (2) Highway 121 Johnston & Newberry; (2) Highway 378 Lexington & McCormick; (1) Hollywood Road.
  A new sign will be erected at the Saluda-Lexington county line on 378 to replace the old sign that was damaged.
  Stop by the Museum and check out the Alamo exhibit. The exhibit will be continued through the month of May. While there you can purchase an Alamo tee shirt for $15.00, just one of the man items for sale at the Museum.
  Starting in June, the museum will feature an exhibit on World War II. Any item for this exhibit that you would like to display can be brought to the museum Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.