Johnson City Press Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Community Heritage
‘Marauding Mountain Men’

‘Marauding Mountain Men’

November 11th, 2013 11:40 am by Gary B. Gray

Called “home Yankees” by Confederate sympathizers, a band of North Carolina farmers and amateur soldiers turned ferocious fighters during the Civil War gained notoriety for their deeds in East Tennessee behind enemy lines in a regiment known as “The Dread

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Behind the scenes contributors instrumental to Sessions box set

Behind the scenes contributors instrumental to Sessions box set

November 4th, 2013 3:34 pm by Bob Cox

The Johnson City Sessions’ celebration has come and gone after much advanced publicity, four days of interviews, speeches and old-time music performances that included the rollout of the Bear Family Records box set.

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Knob Creek Museum: A trove of 250 years of history

Knob Creek Museum: A trove of 250 years of history

November 3rd, 2013 9:21 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Tucked away on the northwestern rim of the commercial district at State of Franklin and Knob Creek roads, there’s a pioneer farmstead that predates the nation.

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News Crime Local News Heritage
2nd Confederate flag stolen from historic Johnson City cemetery

2nd Confederate flag stolen from historic Johnson City cemetery

October 31st, 2013 11:38 am by Becky Campbell

Thieves struck Oak Hill Cemetery in downtown Johnson City for the 2nd time this month.

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Local News Business & Technology Heritage
Lancasters’ legacy, station's history to be celebrated at WJHL

Lancasters’ legacy, station's history to be celebrated at WJHL

October 28th, 2013 9:07 pm by Tony Casey

The East Tennessee area has one especially persistent man to thank for the ability to flip on the switch of their television and catch premium local programming.

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Community Heritage
The Edisonia, Criterion and State Theaters

The Edisonia, Criterion and State Theaters

October 28th, 2013 10:06 am by Bob Cox

It is enjoyable to explore the genealogy of old buildings in downtown Johnson City. In particular, one edifice, at 236 E. Main St., had a long and varied subsistence.

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News Regional & National Heritage
Were the Wright Brothers actually 2nd to fly? Connecticut law says yes

Were the Wright Brothers actually 2nd to fly? Connecticut law says yes

October 24th, 2013 2:13 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law this summer saying German-born aviator and Bridgeport, Conn., resident Gustave Whitehead was the first to make a powered flight.

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Carter Co. hermit's gravestone along Appalachian Trail needs repair

Carter Co. hermit's gravestone along Appalachian Trail needs repair

October 23rd, 2013 11:05 am by John Thompson

Uncle Nick's epitaph notes that he “lived alone, suffered alone, died alone.”

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Community Heritage
Erwin’s A.R. Brown was forward thinker

Erwin’s A.R. Brown was forward thinker

October 21st, 2013 9:01 am by Brad Hicks

Since 1894, the residence at 241 S. Main Ave. has been the homeplace for the Brown family.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Veteran medicine men reveal health secrets of Cherokees

Veteran medicine men reveal health secrets of Cherokees

October 21st, 2013 8:57 am by Bob Cox

Dr. Frans M. Olbrechts (1889-1958), a Belgian anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institute, became known for his work with seven Indian tribes, which included the Cherokees

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