Tag Archive: Chattanooga

Dec 18

Christmas in Chattanooga, 1933

In 1933 Chattanooga, Ohio, was home to a number of businesses and many of them advertised and sent Christmas greetings in The Willshire Herald. There was nearly a full page of Chattanooga ads in the paper and below are some of them. Christmas Greetings from S.S. Egger, grocer, undertaker, and postmaster, whose business was south …

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Aug 21

Fisher Hardware 10th Anniversary & Dedicatory Celebration, 1947

Who doesn’t remember one of Chatt’s larger businesses, Fisher Hardware and Implement Store. Bothers Luther and John Fisher owned and operated the hardware store which was also a John Deere sales and service center. The business was established April 1937 and in April 1947 the brothers hosted a 10-year celebration along with the dedication of …

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Nov 28

This & That from The Willshire Herald

One of my favorite pastimes is looking through old issues of The Willshire Herald on microfilm at the Van Wert County Library. Below are some interesting articles that I recently found. Sustains Injured Hand John Scaer, farmer residing on route 2, Willshire, had the misfortune of cutting four fingers and the thumb off the left …

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Sep 05

This & That

Everyone seems to agree that this summer has gone by too quickly. And I agree with those who also say that time goes faster as you get older. Why is that? At any rate, it has been a fun and busy summer. In addition to the reunions, birthday parties, and our Holmes County trip, I …

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Aug 29

Day Books and Hucksters

The last couple weeks I have been writing about some old ledger books from Chattanooga’s general stores, from 1913-1923. The oldest ledger was from Merkle & Egger’s store and the other two ledgers were from Vining & Dull’s store. The books had been stored in the attic of the Glenn Miller home in Chatt for …

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