Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association Opens Its Museum

Thursday, March 31, 2022
The Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association will open the door to its museum on Friday at 9 a.m.
 
Steve Smith said, "This is the beginning of our 2022 season.  We will be open Fridays and Saturdays only.  The times will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. We will take donations of $3 for anyone 18 and older.  Students eight to 17 will be $2 and all children younger than eight will get in free.

"The museum is located at 11298 Wall St.
in the old section of Soddy.  The Good Old Days Museum is housed in the old Soddy Bank Building.  The building in itself is history, celebrating its 100-year anniversary last year."

Earl Freudenberg: Remembering Earl Roden, Longtime Farmers Market Fixture

East Tennessee Historical Society Honors Hamilton County Initiative With Award Of Excellence In East Tennessee History

Hamilton County History Scholars To Compete In National Competition


The late Hamilton County Executive Dalton Roberts said one time he always bought his watermelons from Earl Roden at the Farmers Market on E. 11 th Street. Dalton said no one knew fresh produce ... (click for more)

The East Tennessee Historical Society’s annual Awards of Excellence were presented at the organization’s Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7, at the Museum of East Tennessee History in Knoxville. ... (click for more)

Four Hamilton County students who placed first or second in their categories at this year’s Tennessee History Day contest will represent Tennessee at National History Day competition beginning ... (click for more)



Memories

Earl Freudenberg: Remembering Earl Roden, Longtime Farmers Market Fixture

The late Hamilton County Executive Dalton Roberts said one time he always bought his watermelons from Earl Roden at the Farmers Market on E. 11 th Street. Dalton said no one knew fresh produce like Earl and, for many years, the top county official and his parents were regular customers. Mr. Roden passed away Wednesday with his family by his side. His daughter Diane posted on ... (click for more)

East Tennessee Historical Society Honors Hamilton County Initiative With Award Of Excellence In East Tennessee History

The East Tennessee Historical Society’s annual Awards of Excellence were presented at the organization’s Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7, at the Museum of East Tennessee History in Knoxville. Since 1982, the Society has annually recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, programming and interpretation of ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Supt. Robertson Sees "Many Positive Results" In Latest TCAP Data

Hamilton County students scored at or above statewide proficiency levels in more than 64 percent of tested areas during the 2021-22 school year according to district-level TCAP results released by the Tennessee Department of Education on Wednesday morning. Of the 28 content areas tested in grades 3-12, Hamilton County students met or exceeded proficiency scores from the state ... (click for more)

EPA Awards Chattanooga $4.9 Million To Clean Up Polluted Sites

At a press conference at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland site, Environmental Protection Agency officials announced that the federal agency has awarded Chattanooga $4.9 million in funding to tackle brownfields in the city, "helping turn contaminated sites into productive economic opportunities." The funds consist of two $500,000 grants - one for analysis, one for cleanup - and $3.9 ... (click for more)

Opinion

Dangerous Dam At Ketner's Mill Has Claimed Too Many Young Lives

Something must be done about the dangerous low head dam at Ketner’s Mill on the Sequatchie River in Whitwell, Tn. (Marion County). This dam is a dangerous public safety hazard that has claimed the lives of many young people through the years. It seems to me to be grossly negligent for the owner of this dam (which no longer serves any purpose) to continue to allow unknowing ... (click for more)

Uncovering Chattanooga’s Hidden Gem

Missionary Ridge is Chattanooga's "diamond in the rough" that can spearhead a new era in our city's growth. Way back on Nov. 25, 1863, soldiers under the leadership of General Ulysses S. Grant stormed Missionary Ridge and broke the back of the Confederacy. The Battle of Missionary Ridge demonstrated the superior forces of the industrialized North and gave their soldiers a chance ... (click for more)