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Nightmare on Vine Street

Among the most popular stories told about the history of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are our vivid ghost stories.  Passed down through the years, some of these stories are sad tales of lives lost too soon, while some are mere speculative superstitions or campus sightings of spirits.  Whatever your belief, these stories are sure to capture your imagination. Hooper Hall According to former UTC administrator Sandy Cole,

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Happy Birthday Emma Bell Miles

Born 134 years ago on October 19, 1879, Emma Bell Miles was one of Southern Appalachia’s earliest naturalists.  Also an artist, poet, and writer, Emma Bell Miles lived on Walden’s Ridge, near today’s town of Signal Mountain, for most of her adult life.  Although her husband, Frank Miles, was a hard worker, he had trouble finding paying work on Walden’s Ridge, so the task of earning money fell on

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The Civil War in Tennessee: Looking Back 150 Years

One hundred and fifty years ago this fall, Union and Confederate forces fought several battles in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee during the American Civil War.  Union forces, under command of General William Rosecrans, had taken control of Chattanooga in August of 1863, driving Confederate troops, under command of General Braxton Bragg, south into north Georgia.  The resulting bloody battle of Chickamauga, approximately fifteen miles south of Chattanooga, would claim

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Celebrate Homecoming with the Class of ’63

Homecoming is more than Made in Chattanooga, it’s also the 50 year reunion for the University of Chattanooga Class of 1963. To celebrate, we bring you some images from 1963′s Homecoming festivities. Go Mocs! In the Fall of 1962, Judy Coppinger was crowned Homecoming Queen, but the Moccasin neglects to tell us who her king was. The Greeks celebrated Homecoming by decorating their houses. Special Collections’ choice for the

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October Is American Archives Month!

Celebrate American Archives Month by stopping by Special Collections & University Archives located on the 2nd floor of Lupton Library in room 205. Check out our new exhibit, The Civil War in Tennessee: Looking Back 150 Years or take a trip down memory lane with photos from the University Archives. Just stop by and ask to see them. We’re open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm.    

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