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Gallery: Do you remember? -- May 23, 2011

Jun. 01, 2011 @ 01:25 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.

PAST HISTORICAL GALLERIES

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

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.


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This aerial view from 1952 shows the future site of the Cheshire, Ohio, Electric Plant (located along the Ohio River about 50 miles north of Huntington). The coal-burning General James M. Gavin Power Plant, which opened in 1974, has been the source of much controversy over emissions that dropped onto the town instead of dissipating it higher in the atmosphere. It is the largest coal-fired power facility in Ohio. In 2001, the village of Cheshire was plagued by blue clouds of sulfuric acid gas drifting from the coal-burning plant. The “blue haze,” as it was called, caused breathing problems, burning eyes, headaches and sore throats. In 2002, American Electric Power paid $20 million to buy out 221 residents of the village in northern Gallia County, Ohio. In exchange, the residents signed agreements promising not to sue over any health problems in connection with smokestack emissions from the power plant. Twenty-one residents refused the deal and remained in Cheshire.

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