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Former Publisher of Hinton Daily News.
Starret, left, and Ewing, right, pose in a pretend "face-off" with their pistols. Starret starred in western films while Ewing ran the Ritze Theatre. The two men in the background are unidentified.
Starret, posing on the right, points a gun at an unidentified newspaper employee. Starret played many roles in old western movies.
Members of the C.C.C. play a game of tennis. Stephen D. Trail, later an employee at Hinton Daily News, pictured shirtless on the right.
Emil Hudel, Editor of Beckley Post Herald; John Faulconer, Editor of Hinton Daily News, and Jim Comstock, Editor of The West Virginia Hillbilly examining the club's books.
Faulconer was the founder of Pipestem State Park and  one of West Virginia's most esteemed historians. A native of Hinton, W. Va., Faulconor's active fundraising eventually led to the building of the Bluestone Center, city hall, a 4-H Camp and city sewage system. His most noted achievement was the creation of Pipestem, acclaimed as one of the 10 best family vacation resorts in the nation. Though Faulconer once owned the Hinton Daily News, he served as a columnist for the Beckley Post-Herald toward the end of his life. He died at the age of 78.A graduate of Hinton High School in 1923, Faulconer spent two years at West Virginia University as a pre-med student before returning to Hinton in 1926 to become the managing editor of Hinton Daily News. He held that position until 1937 when he left to manage Hinton Insurance Agency and pursue other business interests. In 1947, Faulconer and his brother purchased the Hinton Daily News where he served as publisher and editor until 1973 when the newspaper was sold.Faulconer was an active member of the community, serving 17 years as a member of the advisory board of the state Department of Highways, was vice chairman of the board and a director of the National Bank of Summers, and helped organize the Mountaineer Travel Council, Summers County Boys Scout Council, and the City/County Chamber of Commerce. He received countless awards and citations including a special award in 1973 by the West Virginia Department of Commerce for outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in West Virginia.
Gwinn, a tackle for Hinton High School, is pictured on a field in front of the bleachers. From Hinton Daily News Collection.
Weaver, right, signing a check to become the first member of the boosters club. This check, which appeared in The Hinton Daily News, caused 500 additional members and $1,500 to be raised by Jack Ball, pictured on the left. Ball became the first President of the boosters club.
A look at the damage after 24 cars derailed for unknown reasons. The C. & O. Railway bridge was extensively damaged by the wreck.
Four unidentified men stand with film equipment during them making of the movie about Hinton's story.
A group of unidentified soldiers carry their rifles up the brick road.