A new book of old Chattanooga photos sponsored by Chattanoogan.com will feature a vehicular history of the city spanning the livery stables to the modern auto dealer.
It includes a number of photos of horse and mule "sale stables" as well as dealers like D.S. Etheridge, Bert Brown, John Hicks and Amos and Andy Buick.
Some "filling stations" are featured as well, including Charles Aplin Esso and Wilhoit Gulf.
The printing will be limited to 800 copies.
It is the fourth book in the collection called the Chattanooga Photo Books made possible by Chattanoogan.com. The others are The Remarkable Stokes Collection, Railroads in and Around Chattanooga and Paul Hiener's Historic Chattanooga.
Publisher John Wilson said efforts were made not to duplicate any of the photos. He said, "There are some of the same landmarks pictured, but are different scenes than those included in the earlier books."
The new book includes almost 300 pages. It features hundreds of scenes from downtown, local landmarks, rivers and streams, parades, medical, banks, churches, entertainment, parks and cemeteries and auto and livery.
Chattanooga in Old Photos, when it is available around Oct. 15, will be sold at Zarzour's Restaurant on Rossville Avenue behind the Fire Hall #1 on Main Street. Other books in the Chattanooga Photo Series can be purchased there from Shannon Fuller.
To reserve a copy of Chattanooga in Old Photos, send a check for $35 to John Wilson, PO Box 2331, Chattanooga, Tn., 37409. The price includes the sales tax. You may then pick up your book when it is ready at Zarzours.
Those who want the book mailed to them when it is ready should add $5 for postage and handling for a total charge of $40.
Copies of The Remarkable Stokes Collection, Railroads in and Around Chattanooga and Paul Hiener's Historic Chattanooga are each still available at $35 each ($40 when mailed). They can be ordered from the same PO Box 2331, Chattanooga, Tn., 37409.
Please make checks out to John Wilson - not to Chattanoogan.com.