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Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr.

 
 
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By R.E. Smith, August 4, 2007
1. Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr. Marker
Inscription. 1883–1945. Born in 1883, Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr., opened Chattanooga’s first independent auto-repair garage at 318 Market Street. Here in 1916 he invented the twin-boom wrecker. Holmes pioneered and patented numerous improvements in the towing and recovery industry. He expanded his company into an international enterprise. Manufacturer of the first military wrecker during World War II, he supplied thousands of twin-boom wreckers to the allied forces from 1941 through 1945.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 98.)
 
Location. 35° 3.165′ N, 85° 18.567′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Market Street (U.S. 127) near East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 Market Street, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chattanooga Daily Rebel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swaim's Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Point in the Line of Fort Sherman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chattanooga's First School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Headquarters Row
Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By R.E. Smith, August 4, 2007
2. Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr. Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Ross's Landing (approx. ¼ mile away); "Cherokee" (approx. ¼ mile away); Cameron Hill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
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By R.E. Smith, August 4, 2007
3. Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,989 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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