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These Franklin County natives are braver than me…

hanging out there in mid-air on a rock, a big rock, a big rock with nothing underneath them for cushion – not even a net.

This is another photo from the Umbrella Overhang at Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. From left to right this photo features Flora Vandiver, Bonnie Vandiver, John William Vandiver, John Robert Vandiver. This photo was likely taken the same day as the one with Irene and Matthew Vandiver, so it likely dates ca 1920.

Flora, Bonnie, John William and John Robert Vandiver

Flora, Bonnie, John William and John Robert Vandiver at Umbrella Overhang at Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga


Hanging on…

but barely it seems, at Lookout Mountain. I am not just wondering how they got down, but how they got up there especially her with her long skirt. If he died in 1917, the time line of the photograph must be around 1910.
 
Matthew A Vandiver and sister Irene Vandiver Nichols are pictured sitting on the Umbrella Overhang at Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Matthew and Irene’s parents were John David Vandiver and Elizabeth E Landers Vandiver of Colbert County, Alabama.  Matthew was born 1882 and died in 1917. He married Ada Fisher 15 Aug 1903 in Colbert County.
 
Matthew’s sister, Nancy Irene Vandiver, was born in 1875 in Leighton, Colbert County, Alabama. She died 1951 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. Irene married William Raymond Nichols who was born  10 Oct 1876 in Newburg, Franklin County, Alabama and died in 1 Jun 1937 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. They married in 1901.
 
Matthew Vandiver and Irene Vandiver Nichols

Matthew Vandiver and Irene Vandiver Nichols at the Umbrella Overhang on Lookout Mountain