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Have a Coke

An iconic look back from October, 1953. Do you recognize anyone in this photo?

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UPDATE:

All 7 people identified.

    Left to right:

  • ■  Eugene Trotter, Esq.
  • ■  Gail Williams Poe
  • ■  Patsy Davenport Lemmons
  • ■  Burlee Lackey Malone
  • ■  Louise Moore Picklesimer
  • ■  Margie Hatfield Harris
  • ■  Ernest Bacon

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Rogers Theater

919 Market Street

When it opened in 1951, it was promoted as “The South’s finest, ultra-modern motion picture theater."

The theater closed in 1976 and was demolished in 1980.

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Loveman's 1960

A downtown building still bears the name of a retailer who served Chattanooga for over 113 years.

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Furlow-Cate Ford

315 Broad Street

Before Forrest Cate Ford, there was Furlow Cate-Ford

Auto dealer ancestry...

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Army Day Parade, 1947

From 1929 until 1949, April 6th was celebrated as 'Army Day' - the anniversary date of the United States' entry into World War I.

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Fowler Brothers Co.

701 Broad Street

Fowler Brothers Company began in 1885 by James G Sterchi. He started selling goods door to door out of a horse drawn buggy. He and his brother, John Calvin Sterchi, and his son in law, John O Fowler, opened Sterchi Brothers and Fowler, located in downtown Chattanooga, in 1911.

The first Chattanooga store was located next to the Tivoli Theatre at Seventh and Broad Streets.

SOURCE: ThePatioShop.com

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