Johnson City Press Sunday, February 1, 2015
Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Do you remember when Dollywood was Silver Dollar City?

Do you remember when Dollywood was Silver Dollar City?

October 7th, 2013 8:45 am by Bob Cox

The recent announcement by Dolly Parton that a $300 million expansion was coming to Dollywood prompted today’s column. Dolly’s dream park evolved over a duration of 25 years.

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National Home for Disabled Veterans was finest in the world

National Home for Disabled Veterans was finest in the world

September 30th, 2013 8:43 am by Bob Cox

In 1903, it was deemed to be the supreme Soldiers’ Home in the country. The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, located near Johnson City in East Tennessee, was only a short journey over the mountains from Asheville, N.C., site of Vanderbilt’s

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Majestic Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ had quite a debut in 1926

Majestic Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ had quite a debut in 1926

September 30th, 2013 8:40 am by Bob Cox

Today’s column deals with the stirring news of the grand opening in June 1926 of the Majestic Theatre’s new $20,000 Wurlitzer pipe organ.

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Community Heritage
History of service

History of service

September 23rd, 2013 11:05 am by Staff Report

Old photos of the Johnson City Fire Department.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
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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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
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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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
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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