An electronic book chronicling the history of money in Chattanooga, Tenn., is now available for free online.
Chattanooga Money is the most comprehensive book ever written on a region’s money, according to co-authors Dennis Schafluetzel and Tom Carson. The large number of color images makes it cost prohibitive as a printed book.
Starting with the pre-Civil War state chartered banks, there are color images of hundreds of notes – many unique. The book also includes histories of the banks and many of their officers.
Among the topics covered in the work are notes from prominent cotton merchant I.S.G. Martin of Eufaula, Ala.; change notes; and notes issued by local manufacturers, railroads and the city itself.
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The book details the story of the First National Bank of Chattanooga as well as 10 other national banks in the city.
Readers will also find information on unique issued $20 notes from the estate of Sam Bettis, a Chattanooga businessman and collector.
Chattanooga Money is online at www.schafluetzel.org/Chattanooga$/index.htm.