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Founded in 1891, Chase Drugs & Clinical Services is a century-old, independently owned pharmacy and staple in the Harriman community—and soon will be home to the fifth mural in the campaign.
The story of Chase Drugs began in the late 19th century at a time when pharmacy was more herbal remedy than pharmaceutical innovation. Since its founding in 1891 by O.L. Chase, the pharmacy has changed hands five times. Three of the six families have known connections to the University of Tennessee, including Hugh Sliger, who graduated from the UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 1950 and Larry Hill and his wife, Sherry, who graduated from UTHSC in 1985 and 1986, respectively.
Michael Hardin owns and operates the pharmacy today. A native of Kingston, Tennessee, he earned a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and a doctorate from Creighton University. Hardin’s wife, MaeAnn, graduated from UT Knoxville—as did the couple’s daughter—and their son is a junior at UT Knoxville.
The mural was scheduled to be painted in April 2020 but is being rescheduled due to COVID-19. Once painted, artwork will stretch 30 feet wide by 16 feet high. The historic building housing Chase Drugs is adjacent to U.S. Hwy 27—bringing an estimated 5 million travelers a year through downtown and past the mural.
Chase Drugs & Clinical Services
319 N Roane Street
Harriman, TN 37748
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