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The Camden Interstate Railway Company was organized on Dec. 13, 1900, to splice together several local streetcar lines to form a true interurban route between Guyandotte, Ashland and Hanging Rock, Ohio, by using a ferry boat between Ashland and Coal Grove, Ohio. Soon afterward, local steamboat traffic dried up and the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway's "shuttle" to Ashland and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's "dummy" to Kenova were discontinued. Eventually, all of the original horsecars gave way to electrically powered streetcars, which in turn bowed to buses in 1937. Camden Park, a picnic spot started by the company in 1902, still operates as a separate entity.

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.