The Huntington Mall, located in Barboursville, opened in 1981, more than five years after initial talks started. Today, the mall averages in the hundreds of millions of dollars in retail trade, changing the landscape of the region’s economic climate.
Here is a look back at Huntington's Cruise Avenue.
On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets in Huntington, and we celebrated the 100th anniversary of that event in 2009.
Marshall University traces its roots to when, in 1837, a group of residents got together, planned the school and named it Marshall Academy.
The invasion of Normandy, France, known as D-Day, was June 6, 1944.
A Huntington staple, Jim's Steak & Spaghetti House is celebrating 75 years in business.
Camden Park began in 1903 as a picnic area for the Camden Interstate Railway. Today, it remains the only amusement park in West Virginia.
2011 marks 50 years that the all-black Douglass High School closed. In 1961, Douglass closed its doors as a school and the students integrated with Huntington High. It was a transition that was bittersweet, former Douglass students said -- one that meant new opportunities, but the passing of a time when their world was close-knit and familiar.
Marshall University (dark jerseys) lost to Western Michigan (white jerseys) 0-24 on Sept. 15, 1979, at Fairfield Stadium. The 1979 team had a 1-10 record under coach Sonny Randle.
Marshall University (dark jerseys) beat Morehead State (white jerseys) 17-7 in the season opener Sept. 19, 1970, at Fairfield Stadium.