Moments in Memory: Water war launched in 1998 with city takover attempt of Tennessee American Chattanooga has seen its share of battles over its 180-year history, but one at the end of the last century created a flood of controversy for nearly a year.
Moments in Memory: How the Lookouts twice found a home in Chattanooga While today the Chattanooga Lookouts fight for future seasons, in 1930 and 2000 the minor league team celebrated the openings of two new stadiums in the city.
Fearing 'a whole glob of hippies,' officials cancel music fest planned for Polk County on Labor Day 1973 Just less than a month ahead of Labor Day weekend 1973, the Midwest Monster Peace Jubilee and Music Festival was billed as a "family-friendly" event to feature ex-Beatle Paul McCartney's new band, Wings, Dr. Billy Graham and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at a venue just a few miles north of Benton, Tennessee.
Moments in Memory: Chickamauga Dam brought relief to flood-threatened Chattanooga In March of 1867, much of Chattanooga found itself underwater, ravished by days of continuous rain that caused the Tennessee River to surge around 58 feet higher than usual.
Moments in Memory: Ethel Soper Hardy leaves legacy of Chattanooga Humane Educational Society Ethel Soper Hardy's words and deeds in defense of Chattanooga's unfortunate children and animals in the early 20th Century inspired people here and the world over to consider the welfare of the "dumb creatures" under human care.
Moments in Memory: Rock City to celebrate 25th Enchanted Garden of Lights Rock City opened to the public 87 years ago in 1932. It was started by Freida Carter as a private rock garden located on Lookout Mountain, six miles from downtown Chattanooga.
Moments in Memory: Looking back at Krystal's impact on Chattanooga and the president who ate them "Mrs. Vickie," otherwise known as Vicki Joiner, is somewhat of a Krystal legend.
Moments in Memory: BlueCross BlueShield founding shaped future of city's health care John Germ knew newspaper publisher Roy McDonald for 25 years. His engineering company did work on the newspaper building that houses the Chattanooga Times Free Press today when McDonald bought it and moved his newspaper there in the late 1960s.
Moments in Memory: From elixirs to cars, newspaper has been home to bold advertising over the years The first time a full edition of a newspaper published on Sept. 8 in Chattanooga occurred in 1875, six years after Adolph Ochs began publishing the morning newspaper. The front page doesn't say how much the Daily Times cost, but Chattanoogans could get weekly delivery for 3 cents day; daily delivery for a year cost $0.02 per day.
Moments in Memory: How a Terminal Station turned into a tourist attraction On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1909, the fifth page of the Chattanooga Times featured a headline announcing the grand opening of the Chattanooga Terminal set to start operations the next day: "Lights are turned on, New Terminal Station is Brightly Illuminated," it read.
Moments in Memory: Election of Chattanooga's first black city commissioner followed 18 years later by court order to restructure government The two packages of headlines came 18 years apart from Chattanooga's two daily newspapers but were inescapably linked – then and now – in the history of Chattanooga and the African-Americans who live here.
Moments in Memory: Abortion debate in 1990s splits Chattanooga, closes women's clinic The Jan. 22, 1989, banner headline in the Sunday News-Free Press read, "70 ARRESTED AT ABORTION SITE." The May 1, 1993, headline on the front page in the News-Free Press read, "Pro-Lifers Win Bid Battle, Paying $294,000 For Clinic." Those two headlines bookend nearly a decadelong effort by a collection of evangelical Christians to close Chattanooga's only abortion clinic. The battle saw three different occasions when protesters were arrested for blocking the entrance to the clinic on Vance Road in Brainerd, and an unexpected ending that gave the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga News-Free Press ample opportunities to chronicle the ongoing debate.
Moments in Memory: Hamilton Place 'completely changed the direction of the city' Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Chattanooga Times Free Press. To read more, visit
Moments in Memory: Chickamauga and Chattanooga military park a place for healing, history Curtis and Martha McEwan walked into the visitor's center at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park visitor's center just off LaFayette Road in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. The Albany, New York, couple handed a Google search page to park rangers Chris Young and Will Wilson.
Moments in Memory: Idea for Chattanooga's 21st Century Waterfront was born 18 years ago The sun was starting to heat up Tuesday when Bob Corker looked across the parking lot where the idea for the 21st Century Waterfront began in May 2001.
Moments in Memory: Looking back at the creation of the Tennessee Aquarium "Aquarium Opens With A Splash," screamed the six-column headline across the front page of the afternoon Chattanooga News-Free Press on Friday, May 1, 1992, the day the Tennessee Aquarium opened.
Moments in Memory: How the Hunter Museum became Chattanooga's center for arts culture "For in this spot will center your art culture for Chattanooga and the surrounding area."
Moments in Memory: Mankind's trip to the moon continues to pay dividends Richard "Dick" Scobee was flying a cargo plane home from Japan when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon at 10:56 p.m. on July 20, 1969. His wife, June, was watching the "one small step for man" with her 5- and 8-year-old children in Charleston, South Carolina.
Moments in Memory: One night in '85 showed what Chattanooga, Riverbend's future could be Laura Walker McNutt was less than a year into her career as a photojournalist for the Chattanooga News-Free Press when she went to Riverbend on Aug.19, 1985. The diminutive Walker was not on duty but carried some of her equipment as she accompanied her father and younger sister to see the Pointer Sisters.
Moments in Memory: Chattanooga's National Cemetery is a place of honor The unusual May heat wave was quickly warming up by 10 a.m. Thursday morning at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Patrice Harris had arrived in Chattanooga from Birmingham on Wednesday to spend a couple of days with her parents, Helen and Bennie Harris.
Moments in Memory: A look at the last time Hamilton County hiked taxes to fund schools Republican Larry Henry was the swing vote on Aug. 22, 2005, when the Hamilton County Commission passed Resolution 805-38.
Moments in Memory: Students interpret the upheaval of the 1960s as told through newspapers The trio talked about the impact of the 1960s on America as if they lived it. The moon landing, assassinations, the Vietnam War and protests. At the mention of Dr. Martin Luther King's murder in Memphis, one begins to rattle off the facts surrounding why King was in Memphis.
Moments in Memory: GPS continues May Day tradition Only a fraction of the thousands of Chattanoogans heading into downtown Wednesday morning might consider the day's events at Girls Preparatory School as they pass the school.
Moments in Memory: Day of tornadoes devastated Chattanooga region in 2011 The community of Ringgold, Georgia, gathered early in the morning of Oct. 27, 2011, to plant trees vaporized or turned into missiles of death six months before when an EF-4 tornado ripped through the town.
Moments in Memory: Tragedy marks historic April week America saw a president murdered and invaded a country. Columbine and Waco became names forever associated with the kind of tragedy that creates permanent fear. Mother Earth sank the most famous ship in the world and devastated San Francisco. A man named Webster published a dictionary.
Moments in Memory: National championship runs highlight Chattanooga's basketball history The two most significant college basketball events in Chattanooga history occurred 20 years and two days apart.
Moments in Memory: The birth of Signal Mountain Jim Douthat has lived on Signal Mountain for more than half of the town's life. His wife's family built the first cabin on the mountain in the 1830s. The Kell family house off Anderson Pike where Douthat lives was built in 1869 and is the oldest single-family dwelling on the mountain.
Moments in Memory: Chattanooga's everlasting shame "It advertised Chattanooga all over this land and in foreign lands as a place where it is unsafe to live. It registered our city as among that class of communities which have only attained a very low grade of civilization, a place where intelligence flees with fear and trembling when ignorance clenches its fists and gnashes its teeth." — Dr. Howard E. Jones, First Baptist Church Chattanooga, March 25, 1906
Moments in Memory: The long, hard road to building a multiracial church in Chattanooga Bernie Miller has spent his adult life as a black man being a bridge to people who are white. His professional career as a radio personality and executive caused him to interact with black musicians and white corporate owners.
Moments in Memory: The Tivoli Theatre has persevered through the decades, refusing to die Dan Bowers is retiring in June as president of ArtsBuild, five months short of his 12-year anniversary leading the local arts and culture organization. Prior to heading ArtsBuild, Bowers spent 22 years working with the United Way, including 14 years in Chattanooga.
Moments in Memory: How Chattanooga cleaned up its act after being named the dirtiest city in America J. Wayne Cropp was 25 years old and fresh out of Cumberland School of Law when he first worked with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board in 1977. Two years later, he became the agency's director.
Moments in Memory: As peace talks approach, Korean War coverage comes to mind Retired four-star General B.B. Bell spent the final three years of a 39-year military career overseeing all United States armed forces in Asia, including South Korea.
Moments in Memory: Superintendent Bryan Johnson reflects on Brown v. Board of Education Bryan Johnson has understood the meaning and impact of Brown v. the Board of Education his whole life — personally as a black man growing up in the South and professionally as a teacher, principal and superintendent.
Moments in Memory: Impacts of Kennedy assassination linger 55 years later Jim Hall looks back on the 55 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas and wonders if the country has ever been the same.
Moments in Memory: 9/11 crossed generational lines as most impactful event The Tuesday morning Chattanooga Times Free Press on Sept. 11, 2001, focused on the Monday funeral of Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy Donald Bond, who had been gunned down at an East Brainerd fruit and vegetable stand the Friday before.
Moments in Memory: What was in the news on birthdays of paper's VIPs? The newspaper industry in Chattanooga dates back the late 19th Century, but it was three individuals born in the 20th Century that shaped the current legacy of the Times Free Press, which celebrates its 150th birthday in 2019.
Moments in Memory: Medal of Honor ceremony overshadowed by Hiroshima It's a sure bet that when editors in the newsrooms of the Chattanooga Daily Times and Chattanooga News-Free Press were planning coverage of "Coolidge Day" on Aug. 8, 1945, they never considered that the atomic bomb would be dropped on Hiroshima two days before.
Moments in Memory: 150 years of the Chattanooga Times Free Press spelled out in headlines The exact day that the local newspaper in Chattanooga started is unknown, but the year was 1869.