On Jan. 16, 2009, The Herald-Dispatch celebrated 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.

In this section, you will find historical photo galleries, as well as profiles on historical events.

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 t…

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.

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 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 Jan. 16, 2009, The Herald-Dispatch celebrated 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.

In this section, you will find historical photo galleries, as well as profiles on historical events.

HUNTINGTON — Today’s reporters hustle from one assignment to the next with lightweight laptops and digital recorders, but it wasn’t long ago that newspaper staffs lugged cassette tape players and bulky equipment or even wrote stories in longhand to get the scoop.

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Residents of Mason County, W.Va., and Gallia County, Ohio, lost dozens of friends and loved ones Dec. 15, 1967, just before sundown at 5 o’clock. Loss, of course, was the most tragic and immediate impact after the collapse of the Silver Bridge.

Here’s a look at some of the places in downtown Point Pleasant, W.Va., to learn more about the Silver Bridge. Go online at www.masoncountytourism.org for more info.

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ushered the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. It changed the lives of millions of Americans who put on their country's uniform and went into battle.

In the summer of 1955, I had been a writer/editor in the Associated Press office just off the newsroom of The Herald-Dispatch for about two years when Terry Price, newly graduated from West Virginia University, was hired as the newspaper's Woman's Page Editor.

I grew up in Wayne County, in a little place, called Miller's Fork. My grandmother, Laura Davis, had raised me from the time I was 6 months old. My Uncle Cecil (and Aunt Juanita) always found a way to make Christmas special for me; as well as for my brother and sisters. I wanted to say "Than…