Category Archive: Chattanooga Ohio

Oct 18

Two More Photos from Morrison Photography, Chattanooga, Ohio

At one time, likely in the late 1800s or just after the turn of the century, Chattanooga, Ohio, had a photographer–Morrison Photography. I know this because I have a couple of these photos, with Morrison, Chattanooga, O, incised in the frame mat.

That is all I know about this photographer. He is somewhat of a mystery.

Sep 21

Book about 1872 Murder Near Chatt

Most everyone who grew up in the Chatt area has heard about the murder of 13-year-old Mary Secaur in June 1872 and of the lynching of the two men who were jailed for her murder, Absalom Kimmel and Alexander McLeod. Mary Arabelle Secaur was murdered on her way home from church one Sunday, murdered east …

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May 04

Chattanooga, Ohio, 1912

A few weeks ago I received the Holy Grail of postcards—an honest-to-goodness, authentic, 1912 picture postcard of Chattanooga, Ohio. Mary Anne Bollenbacher gave me the postcard a few minutes before the beginning of our church service and I was so excited I had a little trouble concentrating on my music. I knew there were probably …

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Feb 24

Another Postcard from Chattanooga, Ohio

Here is another vintage postcard from my small collection of Chattanooga, Ohio, postcards. This postcard has a Dutch flair with a little girl in wooden shoes and Dutch hat, holding a lady bug. I think of Chatt as a German community. A Dutch community, not so much. It is postmarked from Geneva, 5 November 1913. …

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Feb 17

A Chattanooga, Ohio, Postcard from Charles Egger

I do not run across many postcards from Chattanooga, Ohio, but I recently found this one, postmarked 25 June 1912 from Rockford. It is addressed to J.S. Egger, Hornick, Iowa. The sender, Charles, was writing to his father J.S. Egger: June 25-12 Rockford, O Dear Pa, Will I got the Draft yesterday I am well …

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