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Herald-Dispatch photo archive -

According to Richard McCoy of Huntington, Harry Pockras was Chief Engineer of the Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, from about 1935 until his retirement in 1955. ?The Chief Engineer was different in those days,? he said. ?He was given and assumed complete authority in the execution of the Huntington Engineer District's mission. During his time, the Great Kanawha River Navigation System was constructed, Bluestone Dam was designed and constructed, Huntington Floodwall system and the design of Greenup Locks and Dam. Many wartime designs and construction projects, including a POW camp at the Greenbrier. In the Cold War, designs included support facilities for Strategic Air Command bases. Steam power houses, hospitals, fueling pads and runways, to name a few facilities. Date is unknown.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- June 20, 2011

Jun. 20, 2011 @ 12:35 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

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

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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