Traveling 219: the Seneca Trail

A place for historical photos of West Virginia

The historic Graceland mansion of Elkins was named in honor of the young Grace Davis, who was the daughter of Senator Henry Gassaway Davis, a millionaire who co-founded the city of Elkins. Grace was the Senator’s youngest daughter. She was killed in a car crash at the cusp of the Great Depression, in 1931. One of the staff of Graceland, Kaila St. Louis, noted that this historic photo had come to Graceland early in 2012 after someone discovered it in a dumpster somewhere on Snowshoe Mountain.
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  • 22 January 2013
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