History Center Presents Walking Tour of Downtown on September 29

"Taming the Tennessee River" is Name of Program

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Chattanooga History Center will present Taming the Tennessee River, a walking tour, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Registered Participants will meet on the Aquarium Plaza and take a 1.5 mile stroll through downtown led by the Senior Educator, Caroline Sunderland.

On the tour, we’ll discuss how the city has used, abused, tamed, contested, and enjoyed the Tennessee River. Participants will learn how Chattanooga built itself from Ross's Landing and adapted to the unpredictable economic and environmental nature of the River. We'll even unpack the possibility and the legend of "Underground Chattanooga."

The fee is $10 per person ($5 for CHC members). Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Monday, September 28. For more information or to register, call 423-265-3247 or email caroline.sunderland@chattanoogahistory.org. You can also visit chattanoogahistory.org/wgo to register. 


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