Johnson City Press Thursday, July 31, 2014
Community Heritage
A new life for an old house?

A new life for an old house?

May 27th, 2013 1:00 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

One of the state’s leading historic preservation advocates said recently that Rogersville’s 178-year-old Kenner House would be an ideal location for a “Heritage Center” providing tourists with the story of Hawkins County’s historic locations.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Tennessee’s Pocahontas was Indian woman named Nancy Ward

Tennessee’s Pocahontas was Indian woman named Nancy Ward

May 27th, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

Recently, I examined the book “Tennessee History Stories” (T.C. Karns, B.F. Johnson Publishing Co., 1904). One subject grabbed my attention — Nancy Ward, who became Tennessee’s Pocahontas.

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Community Regional & National Heritage
TVA turns 80

TVA turns 80

May 20th, 2013 1:19 pm by Gary B. Gray

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially launched Tennessee Valley Authority May 18, 1933

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Large gathering of notables attended 1934 Zollicoffer-Summers wedding

Large gathering of notables attended 1934 Zollicoffer-Summers wedding

May 20th, 2013 1:00 pm by Bob Cox

On Oct. 14, 1934, at 8 p.m., Mr. John Zollicoffer and Miss Helen Summers became husband and wife at the home of the bride’s parents in Mountcastle Hills.

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Community Heritage
Brown Milling: A city business ahead of its time

Brown Milling: A city business ahead of its time

May 13th, 2013 4:52 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

A forerunner of north Johnson City’s busy commercial district, Brown Milling Co. was built by in 1929 at the intersection of what would later become North Roan Street and Browns Mill Road.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Recess antics, ‘Simon Says’ part of wonderful third-grade class

Recess antics, ‘Simon Says’ part of wonderful third-grade class

May 13th, 2013 11:00 am by Bob Cox

I attended Henry Johnson School on West Market Street during my second through sixth grades. I entered Miss Margaret King’s third-grade room in the fall of 1951 and, according to my report card, studied reading, writing, spelling, English, geography, arit

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Community Heritage
Dear Mom: Mother’s Day letter home captures Elizabethton soldier’s sentiment as he prepares to fight in World War II

Dear Mom: Mother’s Day letter home captures Elizabethton soldier’s sentiment as he prepares to fight in World War II

May 6th, 2013 11:05 am by Robert Pierce

Being a member of the military means being away from family members and those you love on holidays and special occasions. It goes with the job.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Windsor Hotel advertising signs once adorned the countryside

Windsor Hotel advertising signs once adorned the countryside

May 6th, 2013 11:00 am by Bob Cox

Hotel Windsor, originally built as Hotel Pardue in 1909, became a downtown fixture on Fountain Square until it was razed in 1971.

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Community Photos Heritage

Bottle and Collectibles Show

May 4th, 2013 12:00 am by Dave Boyd

Unusual and rare bottles and unique collectibles were on display at the Appalachian Fair Grounds Saturday morning.

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