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History Information | 60 Moments in History

These are 60 moments picked by WSAZ staff as some of the most memorable events that have happened during the station's 60 year history.



  • 60 Moments: Ironton Memorial Day Parade
    Since the end of the civil war, the City of Ironton has honored the men and women who have served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.



  • 60 Moments: 2004 Tri-State Flooding
    It took Army Humvees to rescue stranded south-siders in Huntington when the 4 Pole Creek couldn't handle what Hurricanes Frances and Ivan had to dish out in September 2004.




  • 60 Moments: Bob Evans
    Restaurant owner Bob Evans was first and foremost a farmer and a champion of keeping the small family farm alive.



  • 60 Moments: Randy Moss & Chad Pennington
    Together, Chad Pennington and Randy Moss became buzz words in college football in 1997, announcing the Thundering Herd's arrival back into the big-time college game.



  • 60 Moments: Bridge Day Festival
    Go jump off of a bridge! If you’re on the New River Gorge Bridge on the third Saturday of October, that’s exactly what you’ll see.






  • 60 Moments: The Mothman
    A half-man, half-moth creature with glowing red-eyes the size of hubcaps has offered up many a good tale in Point Pleasant for 43 years.



  • 60 Moments: W.Va. Gov. Wally Barron
    West Virginia's 26th governor lived the life of a head of state -- giving speeches, attending groundbreaking and hosting ceremonial events.









  • 60 Moments: Blizzard of 1996
    In early January, a genuine red blooded Appalachian blizzard bulldozed through our region, closing airports, snarling traffic and all the while bringing out the kid in all of us.

  • 60 Moments: 2003 Ice Storm
    They sounded like gun shots in the woods during hunting season. So it was after a two-day ice storm left tens of thousands without power in much of the region February of 2003.


  • 60 Moments: Lucasville Prison Riot
    On Easter Sunday, April 11, 1993, 450 prisoners in cellblock l at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility rioted, killing five inmates and taking eight correctional officers hostage.

  • 60 Moments: Ashland Inc. Moves HQ to Covington
    Founded in 1924 as a small refinery on the banks of the Big Sandy, Ashland Oil, later Ashland Incorporated, grew to a Fortune 500 company with its corporate headquarters in the Ashland area.




  • 60 Moments: Country Music Highway
    On the map, it's called US Route 23 -- the north-south highway that runs more than 14-hundred miles between Florida and Michigan; but in eastern Kentucky, it's called the Country Music Highway.

  • 60 Moments: Country Music Highway
    On the map, it's called US Route 23 -- the north-south highway that runs more than 14-hundred miles between Florida and Michigan; but in eastern Kentucky, it's called the Country Music Highway.


  • 60 Moments: Alex the Dog
    They're known as man's best friend, but anyone who has ever owned a dog can tell you -- they're family.




  • 60 Moments: Sago Mine Tragedy
    What started as a miraculous report that all 13 men trapped in a mine were alive quickly turned into information that was dead wrong.







  • 60 Moments: Mules Help Install Fiber Cable
    About 15 years ago, when crews were trying to install fiber optic cable in the hills of eastern Kentucky, a unique solution was created to keep from tearing up the land: mules.



  • 60 Moments: Clay Center
    It was an addition to Charleston's skyline that created an atmosphere of learning, fun and interaction.

  • 60 Moments: Evolution of WSAZ.com
    Back in the mid-nineties before "Internet" became a household word, many had their doubts on how much it would become a mainstream platform for local news -- but not a few creative minds at WSAZ.





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