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Herald-Dispatch photo archive -

According to George Smith, the monument to Chief Cornstalk once stood in the yard of the Mason County Courthouse in Point Pleasant, W.Va. When the courthouse was expanded sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s, the monument was moved to Tu-Endie-Wei Park in Point Pleasant at the junction of the Ohio and Kanawha rivers. "I believe the move of the monument dispelled all legends that the monument marked the grave of the Chief, as no remains were found under the monument," he said. The monument commemorates the frontiersmen who fought and died at the Battle of Point Pleasant against Chief Cornstalk on Oct. 10, 1774. The battle is recognized as the decisive engagement in a proactive series of Indian wars. According to Ken Reffeitt, the building behind the relocated Chief Cornstalk monument is the "Mansion House," originally an inn built by Walter Newman in 1797. The Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter N.S.D.A.R. restored the building and furnished it with period items. It has served as the chapter's meeting place since 1901. It is open to the public during the summer months.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- May 16, 2011

May. 16, 2011 @ 12:45 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.


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

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.

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.