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History Mystery: More specifics about what happened to Powell County

History Mystery: More specifics about what happened to Powell County

September 23rd, 2013 10:56 am by Bob Cox

The Powell County “history mystery” that I wrote about a few weeks ago has been partially resolved.

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Gov. Bob Taylor ‘quit’ politics for seven years in 1899

Gov. Bob Taylor ‘quit’ politics for seven years in 1899

September 16th, 2013 9:02 am by Bob Cox

Robert “Bob” Taylor and Alfred “Alf” Taylor are notable in Tennessee for their legendary 1886 brother-against-brother “War of the Roses” gubernatorial campaign.

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Celebrating 100 years at the Johnson City Country Club

Celebrating 100 years at the Johnson City Country Club

September 16th, 2013 8:46 am by Jennifer Sprouse

The Johnson City Country Club, celebrating its 100th year this year.

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Event to honor memory of Revolutionary War hero Young

Event to honor memory of Revolutionary War hero Young

September 9th, 2013 9:15 am by Jennifer Sprouse

A Revolutionary War hero who settled in what is now Johnson City will be honored nearly 233 years after his famous act played a deciding role in helping the colonists defeat the British.

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In 1946, B. Carroll Reece became chairman of GOP National Committee

In 1946, B. Carroll Reece became chairman of GOP National Committee

September 9th, 2013 9:05 am by Bob Cox

In the spring of 1946, Republican legislators were lining up behind Representative B. (Brazilla) Carroll Reece of Tennessee to succeed Herbert Brownell Jr. as GOP National Committee chairman.

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Historic Boones Creek farmstead needs new life

Historic Boones Creek farmstead needs new life

September 2nd, 2013 9:01 pm by Tony Casey

Just a few paces off Boones Creek Road is a piece of history, but it’s a piece of history the Kirkpatrick family has had difficulty preserving.

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Thesis captures quick fall of Depression-era Elizabethton

Thesis captures quick fall of Depression-era Elizabethton

September 2nd, 2013 12:00 am by John Thompson

The story of the good times of the Roaring ’20s being followed by the hard times of the Great Depression is national in scope, but in the Tri-Cities, the disastrous decline was felt hardest in Elizabethton.

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1909 Normal School banquet celebrated selection of the Carter site

1909 Normal School banquet celebrated selection of the Carter site

September 2nd, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

In 1909, the agony was finally over. After months of wrangling, the area of Johnson City known as the Southwest Addition, also referred to as the Carter site, became the location for the new East Tennessee Normal School.

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Opening the Yesteryear mailbag

Opening the Yesteryear mailbag

August 26th, 2013 3:33 pm by Bob Cox

Press readers respond to history articles

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Bristol’s King College offered special school for soldiers

Bristol’s King College offered special school for soldiers

August 26th, 2013 3:30 pm by Bob Cox

It was August 1918, and the world was at war. If the Hun (Germans) was to be trampled to his knees, it had to be done by trained men under the able direction of capable leaders.

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