Residents Collect a Piece of Chattanooga History

Reported by: Alisha Searl
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Updated: 3/28/2013 6:55 pm
A piece of an old Hamilton County landmark can now fit in your pocket.

We're talking about the massive Osage-Orange Tree that was uprooted last fall due to storms.

It once sat at the courthouse.

It was also used as a backdrop for many weddings thoughout the years.

Thursday, it was cut up and given to people who wanted a little piece of history.

One man we spoke with says he's excited to make a plaque out his piece of wood.

Jason Martin, a resident, says, "It's a good feeling. It's a great feeling, and to have a piece of history from Chattanooga is a real big deal."

The wood lottery also included pieces of black cherry, boxelder, and walnut.

We're told the pieces came from either fallen trees or trees that had to be removed to make way for another project.
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