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Huntington native Joan Hyldoft was an internationally famous ice skater. This photo is from Feb. 3, 1942, when she was just 16. Hyldoft began skating in 1940 at age 14, when Huntington opened the first ice rink in West Virginia. She won competitions early on, capturing a figure skating championship in New York City at age 16. She turned pro early, too. When she appeared in Huntington with the traveling "Holiday on Ice," she would pack the house. She retired in 1967 in Waco, Texas. She died Aug. 25, 1986, at age 61. Thanks to Ken Reffeitt for the identification.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- April 18, 2011

Apr. 18, 2011 @ 11:03 AM

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.

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