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The Sleepless Eye 1911

Chattanooga Central High School’s first “yearbook”:  The Sleepless Eye 1911



Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site.

3 thoughts on “The Sleepless Eye 1911

  1. Hi Bob,
    The 1913 Central annual shown on the Preservation of Chattanooga Central History was purchased by my great grandmother, Ola Lee Pearson . Her picture is shown on page 17 of this annual. She also purchased the 1911 annual “The Sleepless eye”. My husband Gary Thomas, Central class of 1953 scanned both the 1911 & 1913 annuals and sent a copy of the scans to Butch Poole who in turn posted the annuals on several websites. My husband also mailed my 1956 Central annual and his Central 1953 annual to Butch Poole and he scanned these two annuals for future use. It is great that we have this information to share with others who enjoy viewing the history of our beloved school.
    Thank you Bob for all that you and many others have done to preserve our schools history.
    Patricia Genter Thomas, Central Class of 1956 and Gary Thomas, Central Class of 1953.

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