Memories

Wayne Shearer’s World War II Memoir, Part 24: Being Mistaken For A Killed Pilot During Training

(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, he wanted to pen them as he remembered them happening at the ... (click for more)

Union Army built bridge across the Tennessee River in 1864. It was short-lived as it washed away in the great flood of 1867.
Union Army built bridge across the Tennessee River in 1864. It was short-lived as it washed away in the great flood of 1867.

South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Local Historian Jim Douthat To Speak At Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting Oct.1


South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society, Inc. will have its 20th anniversary on Sept. 15, from 2-4 p.m. CDT. There will be a r eception in appreciation of community support and r ecognition of former members. It will take place at Princess Theatre, 215 S. Cedar Ave., South Pittsburg. (click for more)

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Walden Town Hall, 1836 Taft Highway. Refreshments will be served, followed by a brief business meeting and program. The speaker for the day is Jim Douthat, member of the Society and noted local historian. ... (click for more)



Old Photo Of Railroad Bridge And Auto Bridge Across River - Where Is This?

Wayne Shearer’s World War II Memoir, Part 23: Being Called An Ace And Hearing Tragic News Of Fellow Grider Pilot

McCoy Farm Nominated For National Register Of Historic Places


Old photos of a railroad bridge and an auto bridge across a rver are in a collection of Thompson family items. Does anyone know the location? It is possibly near Spartanburg, S.C. Sam Hall ... (click for more)

(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)

McCoy Farm is one of the proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places the Tennessee State Review Board will meet to examine on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The Board will vote ... (click for more)


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