1909 - Chattanooga from Cameron Hill
From 4 Glass Plate Negatives

     
SOURCE: Library of Congress Digital Archives
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Points of Interest

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The City Street Railway Company began using electric cars in 1888. The first electric car ran from the Stanton House, located at the later site of Chattanooga’s Terminal Station, to the Tennessee River. By 1889 Chattanooga had 55.5 miles of trolley track. Eventually, the Chattanooga Trolley system grew to an amazing operation with 109 cars operating on 110 miles of track.*

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On April 10, 1947 at 12:40 A.M. Chattanooga’s last trolley, from the Boyce Line, rolled into the Trolley Barn at 3rd and Market. Now home to restaurants; Big River Grille & Brewing Works and Bluewater Grille.

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The home of Dwight Preston Montague (1853-1921), who came to Chattanooga in 1875. Montague was a key business leader and real estate developer, with ownership and management in the Roane Iron Company, Montague Brick Company, Soddy Coal Company, and director of the First National Bank.

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Chattanooga's Jack Daniels connection: Before Jess Motlow became head distiller for his brother Lem, he worked in Chattanooga at White Oak Distillery.

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The cola wars had begun. Chattanooga was the home of the first Coca-Cola bottling facility, but rival Pepsi was already marketing on Coke's 'home turf'.

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The Hotel Patten, less than a year after its grand opening as Chattanooga's first skyscraper hotel. In 1925, its roof served as home to broadcast towers of the area's first radio station, WDOD-AM, the Dynamo of Dixie . See Hotel Patten's dedicated deep zoom page here.