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File photo/The Herald-Dispatch

Col. Joseph Harvey Long, the dean of West Virginia newspapermen for six decades, was photographed in 1955 on his 92nd birthday. Long purchased The Advertiser in 1895 and served as its publisher almost continuously until his death in December 1958. He began his career as a printer and was responsible for many of the printing innovations introduced to The Advertiser's pressroom during last century's first 50 years.

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.