Many photos of past Chattanooga floods are featured in the new historic photo book being published byChattanoogan.com.
The worst flood on record came in 1867 - just after the city had been devastated by the Civil War. Then came deluges in 1886 and in 1917, when the Market Street Bridge was under construction.
The last big flood the city experience was in 1973.
Paul Hiener's Historic Chattanooga Photos is scheduled to be ready Oct. 24.
Mr. Hiener, a longtime Chattanooga printer and lifelong resident, collected over 3,000 historic pictures of his beloved hometown. He made some of the photos available through a five-volume set called Chattanooga Yesterday and Today. The Hiener family in April 1985 donated the more than 3,000 historical Chattanooga photographs in his collection to the Chattanooga Public Library. They were eventually cataloged and are now viewable on the library's website.
This book, which is fully indexed, is a perfect companion to The Remarkable Stokes Collection previously published by Chattanoogan.com.
An edition of 1,500 copies of the 253-page Hiener book is being printed by College Press at Collegedale.
The photo book, which includes over 700 photos, is in an 11x8 1/2 format with a soft cover.
The price of the book is $35, which ...