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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 has 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 gave new momentum to the idea of building a modern airport. The result was Tri-State Airport, which opened in 1952. That’s Old U.S. 52 at the bottom of the photo. Thanks to Jim Casto for the information.

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

Apr. 05, 2011 @ 11:09 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.


March 28, 2011

1984 Marshall vs. ETSU, welcome home rally

March 21, 2011

March 20, 2011

March 16, 2011

March 15, 2011

March 9, 2011

March 8, 2011

March 7, 2011

Feb. 28, 2011

Feb. 23, 2011

Feb. 21, 2011

Feb. 14, 2011

Feb. 7, 2011

Jan. 31, 2011

Jan. 24, 2011

Jan. 17, 2011

Jan. 10, 2011

Jan. 6, 2011

Jan. 3, 2011

Dec. 27, 2010

Dec. 20, 2010

Dec. 14, 2010

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.