"The Big Apple Time Capsule" W. King Street, Martinsburg, WV
Dedicated: Oct 19, 1990 - Re-Open in the year 2040
Sponsored by: Martinsburg Jaycees
The plaque states: "Oh Shenandoah, I Long to See You." These are lyrics from the song "Shenandoah" by David Bone.
Martinsburg, WV is still surrounded by many acres of Apple Orchards however it is nothing like it once was. At one time Martinsburg was named Apple Capital of the World and was home to many apple packing factories and plants that produced Apple Sauces and other products. The growing and harvesting of this crop was once a major part of Martinsburg's economy. This "Community Pride Project" was an attempt to preserve the history of the apple capital city and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley heritage.
The caption on the postcard shown below reads: "A million bushels of apples at Martinsburg, West Virginia, the apple center of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. This area is the apple basket of the world with large canning and vinegar plants processing the fruit, even utilizing the core and the seeds for stock feed."