A new book by Jerry Summers on Tennessee Trivia is off the presses and available for purchase at Orange Grove Center.
The link is https://orangegrovecenter.org/7/shop-ogc
The book is "a compilation of short articles about persons, places and events in the Volunteer State."
Many of them have appeared previously on Chattanoogan.com. A new one appears on our Happenings section each Monday and Thursday.
The book deals with characters from Grace Moore to Dinah Shore of entertainment stardom and Ralph McGill, Drue Smith and John Popham of newspaper fame.
Other interesting personalities featured include daredevil pilot Harry Porter, Judge Sue Hicks (a boy named Sue), Al Capone, judge and author Ellis K. Meacham, infamous Byron de la Beckwith and showman Joe Engel.
He gives interesting tales of places from Beersheba Springs to Marr Field and Chamberlain Field.
There is a chapter on "rasslin" and one on the soap box derby.
Events include the Cotton Ball, a moonshine feud on Daisy Mountain, the Battle of Athens, the Whitwell mine disaster and the Chattanooga divorce mill scandal.
A number of other books by Mr. Summers, who is a prominent Chattanooga attorney, are also available from Orange Grove and will be listed on the website soon.
The prolific author said he has another book ready to go that will be titled TAG (Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia) Trivia.
Proceeds of the sales go to Orange Grove.
They are printed by Waldenhouse Publishers.