Memories

Wayne Shearer’s World War II Memoir, Part 7: College Training Detachment in Cleveland, Ohio

(Editor’s Note: Dr. Wayne Shearer, 94, 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)

Wayne Shearer in 1943. See Part 7 of his World War II Memoir series.
Wayne Shearer in 1943. See Part 7 of his World War II Memoir series.

Picnooga Celebrates 5th Anniversary On Friday

Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Feb. 5 Meeting: "Signal Mountain - Celebrating 100 Years"


Picnooga, a crowdfunded local history project, celebrates its fifth year on Jan. 18. What started as a Facebook page sharing borrowed digital images of Chattanooga’s past became a physical archive with nearly 4,000 photographs and historical artifacts. Since 2014, Picnooga has shared over 19,000 ... (click for more)

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 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 will be Jim Douthat, a Society member and award winning historian. ... (click for more)



Remembering The Mosmans In St. Elmo

Chester Martin Remembers A St. Elmo Family Friend - Kate Gothard

Newest State Museum Exhibit Focuses On Gubernatorial Inaugurations


To Chester Martin, Re: St. Elmo article: I so enjoy reading your column in the Chattanoogan. This day's blog is of particular interest in that my family, Mosman, started their Southern ... (click for more)

Kate Gothard was my mother's closest lifetime friend. They first met through attendance at the St. Elmo Methodist Church, going on through grades 1-6 at the North St. Elmo Grammar School (about ... (click for more)

The Tennessee State Library and Archives announced its newest exhibit, Governors of Tennessee , in conjunction with the 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration. Governors of Tennessee , opens to the ... (click for more)


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