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Junior League Children's Theater. "The photograph of the Junior League play is a production of 'Puss in Boots,' " said Tony Broh. "The woman on the left in the photo with the King, is Hite Wilson Compton, who taught Speech and French at Huntington High School from the late 1920s through the 1970s. She also directed most of the senior plays, a tradition where the senior class produced a play that was performed at the end of the year a week or so before commencement. She directed me in my senior play 'You Can't Take It With You.' Hite Compton later married my father and became my stepmother, Hite Compton Broh. She died in 1981 and left her family papers with me. They are important because she was a direct descendent of John Laidley, the first president of Marshall, as well as Robert Holderby, who owned the land on which Marshall is located (Holderby's Landing gets its name from him). Several of the family papers in Hite's family papers date back to the early 19th Century with signatures and notes of her famous ancestors." The actor at right is Jim Morgan, a West Virginia House of Delegates member who represents District 15 and the former owner of Stadium Bookstore. "The character I was playing was the Marquis of Carrabass," he said. "Hite Compton was the Huntington High School speech teacher, and I was in her class -- as an elective -- at the urging of my father. I credit them both with helping to overcoming the fear of standing to speak to a group of people. I guess that may have had an influence on my political career. The play was presented to elementary school children by the Junior League, who also had parts in the play. The performances took place over several weeks. On performance days, I was excused from classes (good deal)."

Gallery: Do you remember? -- May 14, 2012

Jun. 10, 2012 @ 05:26 PM

On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets of Huntington.

PAST HISTORICAL GALLERIES

April 30, 2012

April 23, 2012

March 26, 2012

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Feb. 7, 2012

Jan. 30, 2012

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July 28, 2011 -- Bob Hope's 1965 visit

July 25, 2011

July 18, 2011

July 5, 2011

June 27, 2011

June 20, 2011

June 13, 2011

May 31, 2011

May 28, 2011 -- Field House Memories

May 23, 2011

May 16, 2011

May 9, 2011 -- Huntington State Hospital fire on Nov. 26, 1952

May 2, 2011

April 25, 2011

April 18, 2011

April 11, 2011

April 4, 2011

March 28, 2011

1984 Marshall vs. ETSU, welcome home rally

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Jan. 24, 2011

Jan. 17, 2011

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Jan. 6, 2011

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Dec. 27, 2010

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While we no longer have very many photos from those early years, we do have a stash of negatives from the 1950s and early 1960s. Our dated, organized negative archives begin in April 1966.

Since December 2010, we have been scanning boxes of old negatives and posting them here at www.herald-dispatch.com/historicalphotos. We add what caption information we know, and readers have been helping to fill in the gaps.

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

Reprints of these photos are available. Find the photo you would like to purchase, then click "Purchase this photo" underneath it. Prices are $6 for a 4x6, $11 for a 5x7 and $15 for an 8x10. There are also bigger photo sizes and framing options, if you would be interested

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