How many great memories do you have from some of these places? They may be gone, but they’re not forgotten.

1. All the old orchards

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At one time there were thousands of acres of apple orchards in Berkeley County… some remain for our enjoyment today.

2. Interwoven Mill/Stocking Company

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Once the largest manufacturer of men’s hose in the world and the largest employer in town for decades. Operations were completely shuttered by the start of the 70’s.

3. Hag-Mart

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It was eventually torn down for a McDonalds… but anybody remember those hot dogs? Or that sauce!

4. Shenandoah Hotel

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It still stands downtown and the ballrooms are available to rent for parties and banquets, though its no longer a functioning hotel.

5. All The Old Stores Downtown

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Martinsburg used to be a bustlin’ place. Some of the stores we remember well: Eyerly’s Department Store, Kinney Shoes, Emmert’s Department Store, JC Penney, Wise Discount Center… the list goes on.

6. People’s Drug

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One of those stores was People’s Drug, pictured at Christmas time. A far cry from Wal-Mart, huh? Did it move from downtown the mall?

7. JJ Newberry Five and Dime

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It’s now the site of a computer training center. The chain survived into 2002, however, apparently under the McCrory’s name.

8. Burger Chef

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Our friend Sherry Miller told us they had best milkshakes. It eventually became Union Sales Dodge… and apparently it’s just been boarded up.

9. Apollo Theater Marquee

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Looks more like New York City than Martinsburg! Sadly it collapsed during a rain storm in 1987.

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