Cities | Chattanooga’s reinvention—and those left behind
by Andrew Shaughnessy
Posted 3/14/19, 02:42 pm
First in a series on changing cities
When Pat Kelley was growing up in the 1960s, Chattanooga was still a bustling industrial town. Textile factories, chemical plants, and steam boiler manufacturers employed men and women by the thousands. As a boy, Kelley caught glimpses of fire flashing in the foundries and watched as steel mills hurled atomized carbon into the humid Southern air.