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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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Community Heritage
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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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
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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Heritage Yesteryear
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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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
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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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Clever outlaw with city connections had crime spree in 1917

Clever outlaw with city connections had crime spree in 1917

August 19th, 2013 12:05 pm by Bob Cox

Walter Blevins, alias Walter Curtis, alias Walter Dean, a criminal with Johnson City connections in 1917, rivaled the exploits of Jesse James with his attention-grabbing experiences and daring adventures.

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Community Heritage
Documenting Maple lawn

Documenting Maple lawn

August 19th, 2013 11:54 am by Becky Campbell

Burials at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Jonesborough began when Mary Smith died in 1890, and while her tombstone is still in good shape and the writing legible, many in the 123-year-old resting place are not.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
A history mystery: What happened to Powell County?

A history mystery: What happened to Powell County?

August 12th, 2013 4:11 pm by Bob Cox

Recently, I read an interesting entry from Jeff Fleming’s impressive (www.kingsportblogger.com) website, written in 2008 about a Powell County being located in East Tennessee in 1839.

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Community Heritage
Washington County’s oldest newspapers: entertaining, off-the-wall

Washington County’s oldest newspapers: entertaining, off-the-wall premium content

August 12th, 2013 3:55 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City’s earliest newspaper on record was the Johnson City Times, founded in 1874.

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Community Heritage
Treasures of Boones Creek

Treasures of Boones Creek

August 5th, 2013 4:33 pm by Staff Report

Tucked away in the basement of the oldest continuously operating Christian church in Tennessee, there’s a treasure trove of history of the Boones Creek community and the 18th- century trailblazer for whom it is named.

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