The engineer who put Chattanooga on the map

There was no Chattanooga when Matthew Rhea created his celebrated 1832 map of Tennessee, and there might not have been one were it not for Stephen Harriman Long. – Matthew Rhea Map, TN State Library and Archives

When it comes to history, politicians and generals get all the glory, while no one gives credit to the engineers. Stephen Harriman Long is an interesting example. Were it not for Long, the city of Chattanooga might not exist.

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