Saluda, NC – The Oaks, a beautiful Queen Ann Victorian, was built as the residence of Dr. E.B. Goelet, one of the first practicing Physicians in the Blue Ridge. In modern times this lovingly restored home welcomes travelers year round as The Oaks Bed and Breakfast.
Asheville, NC – The Biltmore, a spacious French Chateaux, is built as the residence of G.W. Vanderbilt and is recognized as the largest home in America
New York, NY – Thomas Edison opens his first Kinetoscope parlor where New Yorkers can enjoy a film for 25-cents.
The White House – President Grover Cleveland delivers his State of the Union address targeting immigration and national finances
Washington DC – The United States Supreme Court declared income tax to be unconstitutional in Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co.
Latrobe, PA – John Brallier is paid $10 to play football making him the first professional football player.
Rochester, NY – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for a combustion-powered automobile.
In this fast paced, ever changing world, it is nice to know that there is still a place where things have pretty much remained the same for more than 100-years. Visit Historic Saluda and The Oaks Bed and Breakfast – Call 828-749-2000 for reservations.