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Courtesy of Eleanor Gothard Kidd Oakley and Anna Gothard visit an Open House at The Herald-Dispatch in 1939 with their children, baby Arthur Kirt Gothard and toddler Jefferson Mitchell Gothard. "I can remember my dad coming home from work one evening and asked if we would like to go to the newspaper office," says daughter Eleanor Gothard Kidd. "My baby brother at that time was about two weeks old. As we went in, they took the names of everyone, and when asked for the baby's name, my mom went blank and couldn't think of it and turned to my dad and asked, 'Oakley, what is this baby's name?' After our tour of the building, they took a picture of my parents together with the baby and another little brother. The next day's paper had an article that said 'Couple wait to name child at desk,' or something to that effect."

Gallery: Early 1900s with The Herald-Dispatch

Jan. 20, 2009 @ 01:43 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.