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In 1944, the government had a problem. It needed to move hundreds of surplus war-time housing units from Point Pleasant, W.Va., to Camp Breckinridge, Ky., and it wanted to do so as quickly and cheaply as possible. Huntington contractor C.R. Neighborgall Jr. came up with the solution. He had the houses loaded on a string of river barges and pushed 577 miles down the Ohio River by the steamboat Arthur Hider. The unusual tow is believed to be the largest ever to travel the Ohio. Today, a king-sized photograph of the tow dominates one wall of the conference room at the Huntington offices of Neighborgall Construction Co. Thanks to Jim Casto for the information.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Feb. 23, 2011

Feb. 24, 2011 @ 10:49 AM

We have a treasure trove of old negatives and photos at The Herald-Dispatch. Some of the images, we know. Others, we have no idea.

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We are scanning the negatives and photos and running some of the photos in the newspaper.

These photos were from a box of 4x5 negatives. They are most likely from the late 1940s to early 1950s.

Browse through the gallery. If you can add caption information to any of the photos (or correct a caption we already have), e-mail online editor Andrea Copley-Smith at acopley@herald-dispatch.com or call 304-526-2764. Be sure to include the title of the gallery, details of the photo, your name and phone number.

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