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Gallery: The Herald-Dispatch in the 1950s

Feb. 13, 2011 @ 07:27 PM

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.


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File photo/The Herald-Dispatch

Huntington Advertiser newspaper salesman on 4th Avenue in 1959. Richard McCoy writes, "It's hard to believe, but 'newsboys' made a meager living by picking up an armload of newspaper at HUPCO and sold them on the street in Huntington for 5 cents, returning for more when they sold out. They were not on a delivery a route, but independent businessmen, who walked business to business inviting everyone to get the latest news. ... One 'newsboys' that I recall coming into the Arcade Barber Shop was named Elmer. Elmer walked in a shuffling manner and always had a tobacco pipe in his mouth. Elmer was a downtown Huntington icon."

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