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.
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 with the year 1961 written on the outside.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-526-2764. Be sure to include the title of the gallery, details of the photo, your name and phone number.
Herald-Dispatch photo archive -
Today's Lawrence County Airpark was known as the Huntington-Chesapeake Airport in 1938 when American Airlines inaugurated regular passenger service with DC-2 airliners and, later, DC-3s. American discontinued service at the airport in 1945, deeming it no longer adequate. Before World War II, there had been much talk of building a new, larger airport. But the war temporarily halted that discussion. The end of the war and the departure of American Airlines at Chesapeake, Ohio, gave new momentum to the idea of building a modern airport. The result was Tri-State Airport, which opened in 1952. Thanks to Jim Casto for the information. Date is unknown, but this photo was taken before the Nick J. Rahall Bridge was built in 1968. In the foreground is the Wilson Sand and Gravel quarry, according to Richard McCoy. "Between Huntington and Wheelersburg, Ohio, these deposits are fall-out in the valley of the ancient Teays River," he said.