A Tasteful blast from the past

Hmmmmm.. hot pizza and cold beer at Mario's while skipping a class at Marshall, Fries and Blue Cheese from Julio's, a steak sandwich or Hot Dog Special from Frank's Sandwich Shop. 

My stomach roars thinking of the great…

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Minor League Sports

The Huntington Blizzard were a Minor Professional hockey team based in Huntington, WV playing in the East Coast Hockey League from 1993 to 2000. The team played in the Huntington Civic Center. In 7 seasons their record was: GP-W-L-T-OTL-SOL)…

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The Floods of 97

The rains came over twenty years ago and did not stop until the Tri-State area was literally underwater. At the time of March 5, 1997, I was living in Proctorville, Ohio, we were cut off from Huntington for a…

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The Railroad in Huntington

The railroad has always been a big industry in Huntington. The railroad brought a lot of people to Huntington, and not just as customers, but as employees. My father, Melvin Williams, was transferred to Huntington in 1976 from Cumberland…

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The Record Stores of Huntington

 

The news that Best Buy is discontinuing CDs signifies that the end of the CD is near. It means it will be the end of music as a tangible product. Music sales will mainly be in download or in…

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Huck's Herd

 

Rick Huckabay coached Marshall University's Thundering Herd with flair and tenacity and electrified the Tri-State area from 1983 to 1989. His fast and furious teams scored over 100 points 6 times in his tenure that included 4 Southern…

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Cruise Avenue

Anyone who grew in 1980’s Huntington had to be familiar with Cruise Avenue. Cruise Avenue was essentially a strip of land in the parking lot which is now Pullman Square. Teenagers from all over the area would park and…

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Big Bear Supermarkets

written around 2010-2011

Big Bear was a grocery chain centered out of Columbus, Ohio. They had three Huntington locations and one in nearby Ceredo-Kenova. I worked at Big Bear for eight years as I split time at the…

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70s and 80s Huntington Media

Back in the 1970’s and 80’s, radio was king. This was in the time before ipods and satellite radio. In fact, the biggest competition came from the old 8 track tape deck in the car. Even stores and business offices…

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Cub Foods

CUB FOODS

Cub Foods, part of the Lofberg Cub franchise rolled out of Milwaukee and into Huntington in 1989. Built on the property that had previously housed John Beckwith’s successful B&B grocery store, Cub Food was easily the biggest…Read more

Proctorville , Ohio in The 70's and 80's

 

Proctorville, Ohio in the 70’s and early 80’s, was a different community than it is now. The main difference is the 31st Street Bridge did not openuntil the mid 80’s. Without the bridge it was a long haul…

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RIVERSIDE RACING


RIVERSIDE RACE TRACK

The Riverside race track opened in the mid 60’s around 1965-66, according to Bear's Dad. The strip was owned and built by Proctorville, Ohio resident Paul Wireman. It was located between Route 7 and the Ohio River…

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