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.
The Huntington Mall, located in Barboursville, opened in 1981, more than five years after initial talks started. Today, the mall averages in the hundreds of millions of dollars in retail trade, changing the landscape of the region’s economic climate.
On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets in Huntington, and we celebrated the 100th anniversary of that event in 2009.
Marshall University traces its roots to when, in 1837, a group of residents got together, planned the school and named it Marshall Academy.
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.