Current Status Bill Number:
4208Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950511Primary Sponsor: Spearman,All Sponsors: Spearman, Clyburn and McAbeeDrafted Document Number: pt\2016dw.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950516Subject: Saluda County Citizens
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950516 Received from Senate Senate 19950511 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19950511 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
EXPRESSING THE CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE PEOPLE OF SALUDA COUNTY ON CELEBRATING ITS ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY AND FOR ITS PAST ENDEAVORS AND BEST WISHES FOR A FUTURE FILLED WITH THE SAME STRONG SPIRIT THAT LED THE EARLY SETTLERS TO ENDURE HARDSHIP IN ORDER TO MAKE A HOME AND MAINTAIN THEIR FREEDOM IN THE BOUNTIFUL LAND NOW KNOWN AS SALUDA COUNTY.
Whereas, Saluda County's rich natural diversity, pleasing climate, and abundance of plant and animal life attracted in the early eighteenth century traders and settlers who traveled the Cherokee Path from Charleston inland or who used the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road to venture south; and
Whereas, many of these hardy individuals, seeking to determine their own destiny, fought valiantly for freedom and independence during the Revolutionary War; and
Whereas, these same individuals, forgetting the divisions of the past, worked together in the early eighteen hundreds to create a new society based on self-determination and also encouraged daring young men such as James Butler Bonham, William Barret Travis, and Pierce Mason Butler to help others achieve their independence; and
Whereas, they, feeling strongly that all states and individuals have the right and the responsibility to determine their own course, offered up their sons in defense of their beliefs and provided Milledge Luke Bonham to lead the State as Governor during the Civil War; and
Whereas, when the war was over, these same resourceful individuals, both black and white, picked up the pieces of their lives and looked toward the future with hope and the determination to be a community of neighbors again; and
Whereas, they, in 1895, convinced the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to vote in favor of the formation of the new county of Saluda, carved from the east side of Edgefield County. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina recognize Saluda County, the only county formed by the vote of a Constitutional Convention, for its contributions to the State and nation and celebrate its one hundred years of service and growth since its birth on September 26, 1895.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Chairman of Saluda County Council.