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Wanted: Pieces of Hamilton County history

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Lifelong residents of Hamilton County: Now may be a good time to clean the attic, air out the yellowed scrapbooks and crack open the dust-caked lids of Grandma's old photo boxes.

County officials are on the hunt for historic snapshots and memorabilia of Hamilton County's history as they prepare to celebrate the centennial of the courthouse, whose cornerstone was laid in 1912.

But there is only so much they can find in the county's records and in the file cabinets of library archives.

"There are lots of missing gaps I wish we could fill in," said the county's public relations director, Gina Hatler, as she sifted through stacks of old newspaper clippings and old maps piled in her office.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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