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Herald-Dispatch photo archives -

This is the south side of the 800 block of 4th Avenue. The late Okey J. Morrison was a Jackson County native who turned his original country store into a multi-million-dollar chain of 15 stores in West Virginia towns. The O.J. Morrison stores (at right) were department stores long before the advent of Walmart and Target. The Morrison?s store in Huntington opened in 1914 and closed in the mid-1960s. The chain'?s last store, on Capitol Street in downtown Charleston, survived until 1986. A couple of other interesting things shown in this photo are the large metal sign atop the roof of the Hotel Governor Cabell at the corner of 4th Avenue and 9th Street and, in the next block, the painted sign on the side of the Jones Hotel. When the Jones Hotel was demolished, the property became a parking lot. Thanks to Jim Casto for the information. Date is unknown.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Oct. 31, 2011

Oct. 31, 2011 @ 02:07 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

Oct. 24, 2011

Oct. 17, 2011

Oct. 3, 2011

Sept. 26, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 12, 2011

Sept. 5, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 15, 2011

Aug. 9, 2011

July 28, 2011 -- Bob Hope's 1965 visit

July 25, 2011

July 18, 2011

July 5, 2011

June 27, 2011

June 20, 2011

June 13, 2011

May 31, 2011

May 23, 2011

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

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Feb. 14, 2011

Feb. 7, 2011

Jan. 31, 2011

Jan. 24, 2011

Jan. 17, 2011

Jan. 10, 2011

Jan. 6, 2011

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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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