Explore local history through The ChattaStory Project, a collaborative multi-disciplinary effort by students and faculty at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). The Project weaves together resources from a variety of archival repositories, including Special Collections. Explore the site to learn how the diaries of Emma Bell Miles informed research about the Fort Payne formation, the geologic layer that comprises much of Stringer’s Ridge and about the photographs that researchers used to interpret the history of the Stone Church in downtown Chattanooga.

Cross section diagram showing the layering of the three different rocks found on Stringer's Ridge.

Cross section diagram showing the layering of the three different rocks found on Stringer’s Ridge. Image courtesy of The ChattaStory Project.

 

Photograph of the Old Stone Church and the Patten Parrish House.

Photograph of the Old Stone Church and the Patten Parrish House. Courtesy of The ChattaStory Project.

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