Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr.

Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr. (HMMU)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37402 Hamilton County
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N 35° 3.165', W 85° 18.567'

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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.
Marker Number2A 98
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 2:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 654174 N 3880199
Decimal Degrees35.05275000, -85.30945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 3.165', W 85° 18.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 3' 9.90" N, 85° 18' 34.02" W
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Area Code(s)423, 931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 334 Market St, Chattanooga TN 37402, US
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