Marshall University traces its roots to when, in 1837, a group of residents got together, planned the school and named it Marshall Academy.
In 1972, the Logan County community of Buffalo Creek experienced the most destructive flood in West Virginia history, when a coal waste dam burst and 130 million gallons of water and sludge poured through nearby mining towns. During the Buffalo Creek Flood on Feb. 26, 1972, 125 people lost their lives, 1,100 were injured and 4,000 were left homeless.
On Jan. 27, 1937, the Ohio River crested in the Tri-State in the worst flood in local recorded history. The Flood of 1937 caused the river to reach a depth of 69.45 feet, more than 19 feet above flood stage in Huntington.
Photos related to the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant and its collapse on Dec. 15, 1967.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, terrorists hijacked airplanes and used them to destroy the Twin Towers in New York City and damage the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. One of the planes crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.
The Huntington Advertiser, which began daily publication in 1889, merged with The Herald-Dispatch in 1927 to form the Huntington Publishing Company. The two staffs remained separate and competitive. These photos show the final printing of the Advertiser on Aug. 24, 1979.
On Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch appeared on the streets of Huntington -- 100 years ago today.
Today, The Herald-Dispatch celebrates its 100th anniversary by sharing memories of those who've worked at the newspaper throughout the years and with special coverage, including photo galleries, online.
On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets in Huntington, and we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of that event in 2009.
Check out our 100 Years site at http://www.herald-dispatch.com/specialsections/100years, and be sure to pick up a copy of our 100th Anniversary Commemorative Edition on Saturday, Jan. 17.
HUNTINGTON — Thousands of words are in every edition of The Herald-Dispatch.
HUNTINGTON — Today’s reporters hustle from one assignment to the next with lightweight laptops and digital recorders, but it wasn’t long ago that newspaper staffs lugged cassette tape players and bulky equipment or even wrote stories in longhand to get the scoop.
As The Herald-Dispatch marks 100 years of publication, I’m proud to say that I was part of the newspaper for more than 40 of those years.
HUNTINGTON — Drug addiction, a problem whose seeds were sown nearly 25 years ago in the Tri-State, this decade reached a level that was impossible to ignore. It was voted one of the top stories in the past 100 years by readers of The Herald-Dispatch.
HUNTINGTON — Although the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, didn’t come within 280 miles of Huntington, the event and ensuing aftermath made its way to the Tri-State. The attacks were voted one of the top stories of the past 100 years by Herald-Dispatch readers.
The Huntington Mall, located in Barboursville, opened in 1981, more than five years after initial talks started. The mall's growth was voted as one of the top stories of the past 100 years.
The Buffalo Creek disaster -- which killed 125 people -- was voted as one of the top stories of the past 100 years by Herald-Dispatch readers.
On a rainy Saturday evening in November 1970, the Southern Airways jet bringing the Marshall University football team back from a disappointing 17-14 loss to the East Carolina University Pirates earlier in the day crashed short of the runway at Tri-State Airport in Kenova. All 75 aboard perished. The 1970 Marshall plane crash was voted by Herald-Dispatch readers as one of the top stories of the past 100 years.
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Residents of Mason County, W.Va., and Gallia County, Ohio, lost dozens of friends and loved ones Dec. 15, 1967, just before sundown at 5 o’clock. The Silver Bridge Disaster was voted among the top stories of the past 100 years by Herald-Dispatch readers.
Here’s a look at some of the places in downtown Point Pleasant, W.Va., to learn more about the Silver Bridge. Go online at www.masoncountytourism.org for more info.
HUNTINGTON — Though Marshall University has always represented progress in Huntington, it was never more clear than in the spring of 1961. Readers voted the rise of Marshall University as a top story of the past 100 years.
HUNTINGTON — On Jan. 27, 1937, the Ohio River crested here in the worst flood in local recorded history. The 1937 Flood was voted as a top story of the past 100 years by Herald-Dispatch readers.
HUNTINGTON — Medical care has come a long way since the early part of the 20th century. In Huntington, services are expanding faster than ever, some say. Readers voted the expansion of medical services as a top story of the past 100 years.