As the Indians Left It is the story of Audubon Acres. Once the Walker Family farm and later, following Robert Sparks Walker's wishes, a wildlife sanctuary. The first half of the book details life on the farm in the early 1900's, when Chattanooga was a full day's ride by wagon from what is now East Brainerd. The book's second half recounts the formation and early years of the Chattanooga Audubon Society through the struggle to purchase Walker's siblings shares of the family farm to conflicts with neighbors who had grown used to hunting on the property. Throughout, the book provides a marvelous perspective on Robert Sparks Walker, Audubon Acres, and the preservation of Chattanooga's first wildlife sanctuary.
Thanks to Wonder Press, a local Chattanooga company for doing a great job with the reprint.
Join us for the launch of the reprint edition.
Thursday, July 26, 6-7 PM
Star Line Books
1467 Market Street Suite 106
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402