Continuing with more news from Chatt in the early months of 1917, as reported in The Celina Democrat.
Category: Chattanooga Ohio
What was going on in Chattanooga a little over 100 years ago? Thanks to a reader, I learned that a few years of The Celina Democrat newspaper (years 1910-1918) are on the Library of Congress website.
Who knew that some local towns and their merchants were listed in the R.G. Dun Mercantile Agency Reference Books years ago? Yes, this is the same R.G. Dun who eventually became Dun and Bradstreet. Willshire, Schumm, and Chattanooga are all called Banking Towns in their publication.
Today, an old photo from Chattanooga, Ohio, taken in front of the Chatt Bar some time before 1918. As far as I know, the Chatt Bar has always been in the same location.
In the past, Christmas was the time when businesses gave away small handy and useful items to thank their customers as well as to advertise their business. These items often included calendars, notebooks, pencils, pens, and the like. Some businesses still send out promotional items, but it doesn’t seem as many do today as in years past.