In March 2006, The Herald-Dispatch asked readers, "How much do you know about the Huntington of 36 years ago?"

194 readers responded.

Three people got all 14 questions correct  -- Ron Raines of Orchard Park, N.Y., Marc Williams of Huntington and Mary Pauley of Huntington. We threw all of the names into a hat, and Mary Pauley's name was drawn as the winner. She received a copy of the 1970 Grammy CD "Bridge over Troubled Water," the 1970 Oscar winner DVD "Patton" and a $20 gift certificate from Jim's.

Eighteen people got 13 out of 14 questions correct.

Here's the quiz (look below for the answers):

1. Who was mayor of Huntington?

A. Milton Herndon

B. Robert Hinerman

C. Gordon Millard

2. How big was Marshall University?

A. 8,900 students

B. 7,200 students

C. 10,300 students

3. The Holiday On Ice Show performed where in 1970?

A. Civic Center

B. Vanity Fair

C. Memorial Field House

4. What did a GE Color TV Console cost at Star Furniture?

A. $444

B. $549

C. $359

5. How big was Huntington?

A. 74,000

B. 82,000

C. 68,000

6. Who was governor of West Virginia?

A. Wally Barron

B. Hulett Smith

C. Arch Moore

7. In addition to WSAZ, what was Huntington's other television?

A. WOWK

B. WHTN

C. WGNT

8. In 1970, Interstate 64 had not completed. How far did the four-lane go east from Huntington?

A. Nitro

B. Institute

C. Dunbar

9. What hospital sat on the corner of 6th Avenue and 6th Street?

A. Memorial

B. Kessler Hatfield

C. Guthrie

10. What did Colonial Motors charge for a 1971 Mercury Monterey?

A. $4,500

B. $3,900

C. $3,200

11. Which of the following was not a downtown Huntington department store?

A. Anderson Newcomb

B. JCPenney

C. Diamond

12. In 1970, the city bus system was named what?

A. Ohio Valley Bus Co.

B. Tri-State Transit Authority

C. White Transportation Company

13. Which of these was not a Huntington grocery in 1970?

A. B&B

B. Cub Foods

C. Wagers Brothers

D. A&P

14. What was the name of the Sunday newspaper in 1970?

A. The Herald-Dispatch

B. The Herald-Advertiser

C. The Huntington Advertiser

 

**********ANSWERS BELOW*************

Here are the answers to the quiz:

1. Who was mayor of Huntington?

Robert Hinerman

2. How big was Marshall University?

8,900 students

3. The Holiday On Ice Show performed where in 1970?

Memorial Field House

4. What did a GE Color TV Console cost at Star Furniture?

$444

5. How big was Huntington?

74,000

6. Who was governor of West Virginia?

Arch Moore

7. In addition to WSAZ, what was Huntington's other television?

WHTN

8. In 1970, Interstate 64 had not completed. How far did the four-lane go east from Huntington?

Dunbar

9. What hospital sat on the corner of 6th Avenue and 6th Street?

Guthrie

10. What did Colonial Motors charge for a 1971 Mercury Monterey?

$3,900

11. Which of the following was not a downtown Huntington department store?

Diamond

12. In 1970, the city bus system was named what?

Ohio Valley Bus Co.

13. Which of these was not a Huntington grocery in 1970?

Cub Foods

14. What was the name of the Sunday newspaper in 1970?

The Herald-Advertiser

 

 

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