The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum in #Chattanooga It’s Worthwhile Visit


(The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.) is a museum and hall of fame that is committed to preserving the heritage and history of the towing industry, and honoring those who have made unselfish and significant contributions to our industry. (From

Chattanooga is the birthplace of the tow truck when Ernest Holmes in 1916 first invented the first recovery vehicle. So, it is very fitting this museum and hall of fame is in my hometown. This is a truly unique museum and it makes you think how important the role of tow and recovery truck operators is. Without them our lives would be less safe due to the fact they keep traffic flowing in the transportation systems around the world. When we break down they are just a call away so we can get going to our destinations again.

This the wall of the fallen, those who have lost their lives in helping others in the line of duty of the towing and recovery industry. It’s great they honor these men and women this way.

Author: Tony Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. My life is about my wife Laura of 18 years. We have a dog named Cody. I have worked in customer service and relations. Currently I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank contacting donors to donate blood. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994, Hiwassee College in 1992 and Red Bank High School in 1988. Spiritually I am a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. My interests are blogging (duh), media, computers, cooking, sports, entertainment, culture and religion. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

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