Which West Virginia
town holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in
On July 10, 1936, the
temperature in Martinsburg hit 112 degrees!
is made of silk and lace and dates from around 1890. During the
Victorian period it was very important for a woman to shield
herself from the sun. The parasol is part of an extensive donation
of clothing and accessories from the Davis, Lee and Kennedy
families prominent in various industries and transportation
developments in West Virginia during the 1800s. Additional
artifacts in the collection consist of various dresses, bodices and
skirts worn by Mrs. Henry Gassaway Davis to various events in
Washington, D. C., while her husband was United States Senator.
Donated by Mrs. Thomas D. Lee of Elkins and Mr. and Mrs. John A.
Kennedy of Elkins. Mu 76-47.56