Category: Authors’ Chatter


The Champions, The Central Digests, Scrapbooks, and some other historical documents are uploaded as multi-page PDFs.  Please click on the link below for instructions on viewing these files as slideshows:

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Thanks to the generous donation of two Central Alumni, we now have four times the server storage space, audio and video capability, more custom design features, and a few other things only a geek appreciates.

 

One of our goals is to capture the stories of all who attended Central and served on active duty, or in the Reserves, or National Guard.

Central attendees and graduates endured WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, Viet Nam Conflict, Cold War, and Middle Eastern Conflicts (and others not so well known).

Central brothers and sisters who served in law enforcement and fire protection, we intend to capture your stories too.

So…..share your stories.

The efforts of the Preservation of Central History Team continue in earnest as evidenced by how this site is growing.

Spread the word about the site, and if you’re interested in becoming an author or contributor, let us know.  

Today Bobby Byrd confirmed receipt of payment at the Tennessee Historical Commission.  Priority Mail envelope had been delayed because of the weather, so we were getting a little concerned-should have arrived last Wednesday or Thursday.

The Commission ordered the marker for arrival in Chattanooga in approximately 18 weeks.

Coordination is underway for the dedication ceremony in mid-to-late July.

History of the Dodds Avenue Central Property

Note the reference to donation of the property “which became the first location of Chattanooga Central High School.”

http://www.carolyar.com/WMIStandifer.htm

Champions

Thanks to Ed Hoback, the 1916 and 1961 Champions are now posted for your review and reference.

Let Ed know how much all his hard work and contributions to preserving Central history are appreciated.

My First Appearence in Central History

Working on posting The Central Digests, I just noticed my first appearence in Central history.  It is in the November 2, 1962 issue.  Take a look at the photo of the basketball team, and you’ll see me wearing Number 12.

Central leadership students scan school history into database

http://community.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/dec/01/central-leadership-students-scan-school-history-da/

Dodds Ave Architecture

Can anyone recall what appears in photos to be inscribed granite plaques that were planted in the two brick columns beside the main front entrance on Dodds Ave? I cannot locate a close-up photo of the inscriptions in any Champions. Since the plaques appear all the way back to 1911 Sleepless Eye, my assumption is that they probably had to do with Dedication of the facility. Can anyone provide a close-up to publish here? Also, what happened to them at demolition of the building in 1970?

Welcome to this blogsite dedicated to preserving Chattanooga Central High School history.

Thanks to Ed Hoback and Charlie Sedman whose previous efforts are responsible for the vast majority of the content so far.  Thanks to Ed for adding a link to our blogsite on the Front Page of the TCC Family Site.

We hope you’ll share the Central historical documents you have and share historical information you know.  This blogsite was created to facilitate that sharing, consolidate as much Central history as possible, and make it readily accessible to Central alumni and students.

We welcome your comments on all postings.  If you have documents to post, please contact me at mrcentral65@comcast.net or at my TCC mailbox, and I’ll be glad to help you get them posted.  If you would like to become and author or contributor to the blogsite with the capability to post directly, let me know, and I’ll work with you to create credentials for direct access.

Please note this is a complementary project to the Central Student Leadership Group.  We hope to mutually share information and documents with them.

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Survived the Return Trip

I survived the return trip to the Great Northwest.

Charlie, thanks again for all you do to preserve Central history.  The persimmon bread was great.

Buffy, thanks for sharing what seems to have been the “rooky” table at Ryans.  Appreciate you attitude and willingness to be a part of the effort and to help bridge the gap between the two Centrals.  Thanks too for your generous donation to the Central Historical Marker Fund.

Bobby, stop trying to convince folks you aren’t in the lead on the historical marker project.  Thanks for tipping a couple or….. with me on Thursday and Friday.  I’m always nervous of the unexpected when traveling to the airport for a trip, so I did not go by the Tennessee Historical Commission.

Thread of Central in Chattanooga History

The thread of Central in late Chattanooga history always amazes me.  Perhaps you should write your book on this topic.

Names behind the User IDs

pounder21 is Charlie Sedman.

byrdro is Bobby Byrd.

 

Thanks Buffy for becoming a part of this effort.