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About this collection

The Chattanooga Postcards and Viewbooks digital collection features souvenir postcards and books dating back to the early 20th century. The collection depicts points of interest in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee including Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga, and downtown. 

From Point Lookout, at its northern extremity, there lies below a scene which no section of the United States can excel; indeed, it is doubtful if it can be equaled in America. The faint blue outlines of the Cumberland Mountains lie off to the northwest, between them and Lookout stretching the lower peaks of the Sand and Raccoon Mountains. Walden's Ridge, Cameron Hill, and Sherman Heights continue the line to the east, where Missionary Ridge, backed by the Great Smokies, unites to form the eastern circumference of the vast semicircle revealed at this spot. In the foreground wind the silvery waters of the Tennessee, whose picturesque convolutions describe here a remarkable curve, known as Moccasin Bend. 

Through the parks and woodlands countless driveways and foot-paths branch in every direction, leading one to scenes of exquisite beauty, and the visitor finds it difficult to choose a favorite walk where all are so charming and full of historic interest.

Selected Views: Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga
and Chattanooga National Military Park, National Cemetery, Mission Ridge

Explore the mountains of Chattanooga through the historic images captured in viewbooks and postcards in this digital collection.

 
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