Category Archive: Chattanooga

Jan 10

Photos of Chatt–The Great Blizzard of 1978

This past week we had a fairly nasty snowstorm, followed by sub zero temperatures. Although we had enough wind to cause drifting and to make the country roads impassable, I don’t think it was considered a blizzard. And it certainly was not of the same caliber as the Great Blizzard of 1978. It will soon …

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Dec 27

Early Chattanooga Telephone Service

Last week I showed some newspaper ads of Chattanooga businesses in 1933. My friend Miriam noticed that several of the businesses had telephone numbers from a couple different telephone companies and she wondered why they did this. I do not know for certain but I came up with a couple good ideas. Over the years …

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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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