Sam Hall Receives DAR Excellence In Historic Preservation Medal

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Sam Hall, creator of www.ChattanoogaHistory.com, receiving the Historic Preservation award from Regent Gayle Burrows of Chickamauga Chapter NSDAR
Sam Hall, creator of www.ChattanoogaHistory.com, receiving the Historic Preservation award from Regent Gayle Burrows of Chickamauga Chapter NSDAR

Chattanooga’s Chickamauga Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Gayle Burrows presented the DAR Excellence in Historic Preservation Medal and Certificate to  Sam Hall for his outstanding work to digitally preserve Chattanooga history through his website, www.ChattanoogaHistory.com

Mr. Hall’s website is a unique collection of privately owned photos, documents and maps of local historical interest which have been research and collected for this portal. The content has often been generously shared by individuals and organizations for use in this free public site for rarely accessible historic resources.

The website not only preserves visual materials which threaten to be lost to future generations but preserves them with an even higher resolution than in the original document or photo. This clarity allows researchers to gain valuable insight into a particular time in Chattanooga history. Identifying previously unidentified visual images of figures from the past as well as local landmarks has been a result of Mr. Hall’s work.

The DAR Excellence in Historic Preservation Medal recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations who have preserved their local history in a myriad of significant ways. The establishment of Mr. Hall’s free public access site of historic Chattanooga images with enhanced digital clarity is an important contribution to preserving Chattanooga History for future generations and for present day researchers.


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