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ERNEST WALTER HOLMES, SR. 2A 98
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BackBrakeBilly
N 35° 03.178 W 085° 18.570
16S E 654169 N 3880223
Quick Description: ERNEST WALTER HOLMES, SR. 1883-1945
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2007 8:31:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM25R7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 32

Long Description:
ERNEST WALTER HOLMES, SR.
1883-1945

Born in 1883, Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr., sopend 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 thousand of twin-boom wreckers to the allied forces from 1941 through 1945.
Marker Name: ERNEST WALTER HOLMES, SR.

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 2A 98

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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