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."
Gallery: The Herald-Dispatch in the 1950s
Jan. 06, 2009 @ 10:31 AM
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.