Category Archive: Chattanooga

Dec 20

Chattanooga, Christmas 1933

Heffner & Heffner Grocery, Andrews Garage, Lehman’s Home Restaurant, Egger’s Grocery, Dr. Metcalf, Johnson’s Garage, Smith & Sons Hardware, Wendel’s Motor Sales, Schroeder’s Barber Shop, Vining Stock Yard,. Do any of these businesses sound familiar? They were business establishments in Chattanooga, Ohio, back in 1933. They all had advertisements and Christmas greetings in the 1933 …

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Dec 13

What Chatt Folks Expect of Santa Claus, 1933

The folks of Chattanooga, Ohio, have always been a close-knit community with a knack for making the best of the times. Even during the Great Depression. They worked hard in the little village but they also knew how to have a good time. And they enjoyed kidding around with each other. Some of this good-natured …

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Nov 22

A Chatt-Area Graduation?

A reader from Indiana recently sent me a copy of an old photo. Donna found the photo among her sister’s items and had never seen the photo before. Their mother is standing with a group of young adults and Donna believes the photo may be an eighth grade graduation picture, taken about 1910 at a …

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Oct 04

Livin’ the Dream in Chatt

They have been “Livin’ the Dream” in Chattanooga, Ohio, for the past 37 years, but now Barney and Twila Lehman will find new ways to follow their dreams. For nearly 4 decades the couple owned and operated the Chatt Bar but in May of this year they sold the popular local establishment. Last Saturday my …

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Sep 27

The Music Men of Chatt

It is a little country village said to have been established before 1840. Located in the center of mid-west farm land, just a mile from the Indiana State Line, it has only one street and that is the state highway that runs through the middle of town. It has been home to a number of …

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