Picnooga Turns 6 And Is Crowdfunding For 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020
Picnooga, a Chattanooga project that brings local history to the surface and makes it available to everyone, turns six-years-old on Saturday, Jan. 18.  

Founded in 2014, Picnooga began as a grassroots effort to crowdsource and crowdfund a newly-found layer of scattered imagery from private sources, creating a framework for a new public collection.
Since then, they have assembled an archive of over 4,500 local historical items acquired mostly through public donations.  


To kick-start its sixth year, Picnooga is crowdfunding for its acquisition activity.  $1,800 is sought with a deadline of Feb. 1. Visit http://picnooga.org to learn more and contribute.

In the past, in a partnership with ChattanoogaHistory.com and The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Picnooga helped create a free resource, making available a searchable database of over 30,000 pages of local historical newspapers. Currently, they are working on a documentary and a legacy program, recording interviews with citizens documenting their experiences growing up in the Chattanooga area.

In 2020, Picnooga has plans to expand our archive by targeting larger local historical collections and making them available to the public for the very first time.  

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Picnooga Turns 6 And Is Crowdfunding For 2020


(Editor’s Note: Dr. Wayne Shearer, 95, is a retired optometrist and retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve now living in Hixson. In his early 90s, he decided to sit down and write from ... (click for more)

Former student Diana LaDow has pleasant memories of attending the former Brainerd Junior High more than 50 years ago and is trying to find old class rosters from the 1965-66 year. “I ... (click for more)

Picnooga, a Chattanooga project that brings local history to the surface and makes it available to everyone, turns six-years-old on Saturday, Jan. 18. Founded in 2014, Picnooga began as ... (click for more)


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(Editor’s Note: Dr. Wayne Shearer, 95, is a retired optometrist and retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve now living in Hixson. In his early 90s, he decided to sit down and write from memory and a few records he still possesses his recollections of going through Army Air Corps pilot training at several bases in the United States during World War II. A lifelong writer, ... (click for more)

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