Chester Martin Searches For Video Of The Plum Nelly Clothesline Art Show

Monday, March 2, 2020

Hello to all the former readers of my “Memories” column!  I’ve just had a letter from a former reader who would like to find a video of the locally famous Plum Nelly Clothesline Art Show from several decades back.

The lady’s grandmother was a friend of Miss Fanny Mennen, the show’s Founder, and they went together to see it several times.

Unable to find such a video on YouTube, I have been asked to assist in locating one. Plum Nelly ended long before the Internet existed, and any modern video of the show would have to have been transferred from movie film.

Maybe your Aunt Bess or Uncle George made a home movie of it and it is lying in someone’s attic. You would be adding to our region’s history if you could dredge it out and get it made over into a video format!   Let’s hope!

Chester Martin

cymppm@comcast.net


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Memories

Tennessee State Museum Reopens To Visitors

The Tennessee State Museum will reopen to the public beginning Wednesday, July 1 at 10 a.m., welcoming visitors back to experience Tennessee history, art and culture from the state’s natural history beginnings through the present day. The Museum has taken the Tennessee Pledge and is committed to protecting the customers that it serves. In preparation for its reopening, the Museum ... (click for more)

Henderson Of Bradley Central High School Wins Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

Jessie Henderson of Bradley County High School is among seven Tennessee students who took top honors at the 2020 National History Day competition, winning three medals and two special awards. In total, 69 middle and high school students represented Tennessee in the competition, which allows students to showcase their creativity and research skills by developing projects with historical ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Air Pollution Control Bureau Director Robert Colby To Retire After 40 Years Of Public Service

Stephen E. Meyer, MSc., P.E., FASCE, chairman of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board, has announced that the director of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau will be retiring from public service. Bob Colby has served as director of the Bureau for the past 30 years. Prior to that, he was staff attorney for the Bureau for 10 years. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Warren Mackey: Why I Will Be Voting For County Commissioner Discretionary Spending

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Roy Exum: Gracious! It’s A Comet!

There is a once-in-a-lifetime experience going on above us and it will put any child under the age of 99 years young absolutely in awe. On March 27, a NASA spacecraft known as NEOWISE (that stands for ‘Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer) was circling planet Earth in an effort to categorize as many asteroids as possible that are non-threatening yet orbit close ... (click for more)