Historic Photos of Chattanooga in the 50s, 60s and 70s

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Nestled in a valley beside the Tennessee River and surrounded by the southern Appalachian mountains, Chattanooga is truly Tennessee’s most scenic city. With the experience of the Great Depression and World War II still strong in memory, and the legacy of the long-ago Civil War still percolating, Chattanoogans would grapple with the new realities of postwar America while preserving much of what had given the city its unique aura. In this companion volume to Historic Photos of Chattanooga, William F. Hull leads a ...

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Overview

Nestled in a valley beside the Tennessee River and surrounded by the southern Appalachian mountains, Chattanooga is truly Tennessee’s most scenic city. With the experience of the Great Depression and World War II still strong in memory, and the legacy of the long-ago Civil War still percolating, Chattanoogans would grapple with the new realities of postwar America while preserving much of what had given the city its unique aura. In this companion volume to Historic Photos of Chattanooga, William F. Hull leads a tour past many Chattanooga landmarks from recent times, reminiscing with Chattanoogans who can remember and informing those new to the city who may not. Nearly 200 images reproduced in vivid black-and-white, with captions and introductions, show the Tivoli Theatre, Rock City, Dupont, Chickamauga Lake, Lovell Field, the Hunter Museum, Coca-Cola Bottling, Krystal, Erlanger Hospital, the Chattanooga Lookouts, radio legend Luther Masingill—still broadcasting today after 70 years—and, of course, the Chattanooga Choo Choo, among countless other subjects from yesteryear that remain key to the city’s past and present.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596527430
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Historic Photos Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,382,092
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

William F. Hull has been working in the history museum field for the past 25 years. As staff photographer for the Atlanta History Center he was involved with the preservation of historic images and served as curator for several exhibits dealing with the cultural importance of photography. A native of Chattanooga, he attended Baylor School and graduated from Vanderbilt University. As the collections manager at the Chattanooga Regional History Museum for five years, he was the curator of two exhibits and oversaw the care and development of the museum’s permanent collection.
Hull has written Historic Photos of Chattanooga, also available from Turner Publishing, a look at one hundred years of Chattanooga history through black-and-white images, many of them published for the first time. His other books include Chattanooga: Then and Now (2008) and Images of America: Lookout Mountain (2009). Hull lives in North Chattanooga with his wife, Eleanor, their two sons, and a parrot.
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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    Great book!

    Having grown up in Chattanooga, I loved visiting old places I no longer get to see. Lots of memories for me.

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