Chattanooga Area Historical Association's Annual Meeting is February 1

Monday, January 13, 2014

The annual meeting of the Chattanooga Area Historical Association will be held Saturday, February 1 at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo's Imperial Ballroom.

Program of Events

                11:30 am              Lunch ($26.00 per person)

                12:00 pm              Business Meeting

                1:00 pm                Address (Free and Open to the Public)

Ned Irwin will speak on the topic  “Bottling Gold: Chattanooga’s Coca-Cola Fortunes.”

Ned Irwin is currently the Archivist for Washington County, Tennessee. He previously served as East Tennessee State University’s archivist and has worked as a specialist in the field for 25 years, including a stint at the Chattanooga Public Library.

He is past president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists, the Washington County Historical Association, the Tipton-Haynes Historical Association, a member of the Watauga Regional Library Board and former chairman of the Washington County-Jonesborough Library Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of ETSU and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is the author of numerous articles in historical and professional publications and received the McClung Award from the East Tennessee Historical Society in 2003.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Scott Seagle at 423/364-3169 or email at seaglehomes@comcast.net.


Chester Martin Remembers The Clarence T. Jones Observatory

A true example of American   - and Chattanooga - ingenuity, it was Clarence T. Jones's childhood dream to build a telescope of worthy size and importance. As a professional architect he was able to connect with all the necessary local sources to produce the handsome instrument shown here. Working with the new Barnard Astronomical Society, the telescope with all its component ... (click for more)

First Thanksgiving in Chattanooga (Civil War)

By “first Thanksgiving Day”, no, I do not mean the harvest thanksgiving meal which the Separatist colonists of New Plymouth shared uncomfortably with their Wampanoag neighbors.   Nor do I mean any of the thanksgivings proclaimed on a one-time basis by a U.S. President after that.   In this case, the “First Thanksgiving Day” means the inaugural event of those that have ... (click for more)

City Council Approves $2.19 Million Purchase Of Body Cameras For Police Officers

The City Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to approve the $2,191,544 purchase of body cameras for city police officers. Councilman Chip Henderson, who heads the council's public safety committee, said the purchase was already included in the budget. The city will get some help from the federal government in the form of a grant for almost $300,000 toward the expense. ... (click for more)

Fire Lieutenant Who Caught Baby Dropped From 3rd Floor Of Burning Building Has To Give Up Career Over Incident

A Chattanooga Fire Department officer who was hailed as a hero after catching a baby dropped by the mother from the third floor of a burning building lost his career as a result of the incident. City officials said after Lt. Vernon Lane caught the 10-month-old baby boy that the mother then jumped and landed on him. He suffered severe injuries and has been unable to work ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennessee Electors Of The President - And Response (2)

This an open letter to the following people who are Tennessee's presidential electors this year: Joey Jacobs (Brentwood), Beth Scott Clayton Amos (Nashville), Jason Mumpower (Bristol), Susan Mills (Maryville), Liz Holiway (Harriman), Lynne Davis (Lascassas), Tom Lawless (Nashville), Mike Callahan (Monterey), Pat Allen (Clarksville), Shannon Haynes (Alamo), and Drew Daniel (Memphis).  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You Can’t Sue You

The Hamilton County School Board will convene an hour earlier tomorrow to discuss “facilities” and the question of the hour is “Which ones?” Several communities are actively studying pulling away from the county’s Department of Education and the stew is thickening by the day. Now comes the revelation that school board attorney Scott Bennett has sent an email to the town of Signal ... (click for more)