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Which varieties of apples originated in West Virginia?

basket of apples

In 1775, Thomas W. Grimes produced the original Grimes golden apple in Wellsburg. In 1912, Andrew H. Mullins developed the first golden delicious apple on his Clay County farm. The golden delicious was adopted as the official state fruit in 1995.

The Shawkey family of Charleston used this silverware in the mid 1900s. The pieces are not a set and were made by a variety of companies. Donated by Sue Shawkey of Charleston. Mu 98-112

This oval wooden basket was probably used as a market basket, ca. late 1800s. It was donated during the opening of the Cultural Center in 1976. Mu 76-268.17