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On Dec. 7, 1939, the sternwheeler J.C. Rawn was tied up on the Ohio River at 20th Street in Huntington when one of its three boilers exploded. The entire front end of the boat was blown away, killing three men and badly burning several others. The J.C. Rawn was scrapped due to the damage from the explosion. The Indiana-built, 135-foot-long sternwheeler was originally named the H.S. Chamberlain and later renamed the Weber. It was purchased by Rawn in 1931. On Dec. 4, 1988, the 130-pound bell of the J.C. Rawn was found partially buried in the sand and gravel of the river bottom by divers. The bell and the sternwheeler were both created in 1911.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- April 4, 2011

Apr. 04, 2013 @ 03:55 PM

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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