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Modern-day feminists may find it interesting to note that this group of more than 50 dignitaries photographed at the Sept. 11, 1913, opening of Huntington's Ritter Park contains not one woman. The park was fashioned from land originally bought by the city as a site for an incinerator. Neighbors understandably objected to the idea and when lumberman C.L. Ritter offered to donate additional land if the total tract was used for a park, the city took him up on the offer. Historical Photo

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Dec. 27, 2010

Dec. 27, 2010 @ 09:55 AM

On Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch appeared on the streets of Huntington. Fast-forward 101 years, and that's a lot of history.

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

In the coming months, we will scan the negatives and photos, which are crumbling and degrading as the years pass. We will create photo galleries with the images and add what caption information we know.

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.