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This smoke stack is the remains of the Buffington Mill, located on what is now 101 Buffington St., Guyandotte, according to Larry L. Legge. It was demolished when an apartment complex was built there several decades ago. It was constructed in 1856 and burned by Union forces on Nov. 11, 1861. A co-owner of the mill was Thomas Jefferson Jenkins of Greenbottom, a brother of Albert Gallatin Jenkins. Huntington resident Joe Geiger Jr. in his book "Civil War in Cabell County, West Virginia 1861-1865," describes the mill as being the largest mill on the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. He writes "Wheat was unloaded from steamboats and converted to flour. The flour was then placed in barrels and usually shipped south. The mill was a three-story building with an overhead runway which ran over Front Street and down to the Ohio River."

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Feb. 28, 2011

Mar. 02, 2011 @ 12:43 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.


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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. They are most likely from the late 1940s to early 1950s.

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.