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Echoes of Hoofbeats in Chattanooga

Early steam fire engine of Chattanooga Fire Department on McCallie Avenue

Heads up! The Garnett Andrews fire engine races along McCallie Avenue to the scene of a blaze. The homes of Dr. Henry Berlin (110 McCallie) and Thomas H. Payne (108 McCallie) are in the background of this image from about 1895.

In bygone days horses were as common as automobiles are today. Horses and mules were involved in most activities whether it was as transportation, beasts of burden, battle instrument, or conveyance for leisurely pursuits. Enjoy this online exhibit of images from the Chattanooga Public Library’s historic photograph collection depicting horses through time in the Chattanooga area. These original images and many others are available in the Local History and Genealogy Department.

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