Johnson City Press Thursday, August 21, 2014
Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Bob Cox

Columnist offers East Tennessee news briefs from late 1800s

June 24th, 2013 4:09 pm by Bob Cox

Today’s 10 entries cover a variety of subjects spanning from 1872 to 1889:

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Elizabethton Blue Grays: Tradition, mystery surrounds team from long ago

Elizabethton Blue Grays: Tradition, mystery surrounds team from long ago

June 17th, 2013 10:01 am by John Thompson

They were once the heroes of their communities, but now they are forgotten.

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The Campbells bought Mountcastle Hills, renamed it ‘Argyll’

The Campbells bought Mountcastle Hills, renamed it ‘Argyll’

June 17th, 2013 9:52 am by Bob Cox

This is my third column on the house that was built as Mountcastle Hills, located just off North Roan Street in 1917.

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City’s Crosley auto dealership recalled by area resident

City’s Crosley auto dealership recalled by area resident

June 10th, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

My cousin, Wayne Whittimore, and I recently conversed by phone concerning the Crosley automobile dealership.

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Model Mill

Model Mill

June 10th, 2013 12:00 am by Madison Mathews

For about a decade, entrepreneur George L. Carter led a number of business ventures in Johnson City, and his Model Mill was one of the earliest.

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Pine Oaks at 50

Pine Oaks at 50

June 3rd, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

I received a note from Mike Jennings, golf professional for Pine Oaks Golf Course on Buffalo Road in Johnson City, saying, “Bob, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.

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Alex Summers comments on his grandparents’ Mountcastle Hills home

June 3rd, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

I recently corresponded with John Zollicoffer concerning the article I wrote about the wedding of his parents in Johnson City in October 1934. The nuptials took place at the beautiful home of the bride’s parents, James and Alice Summers, in Mountcastle Hi

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Jonesborough qualifies for Main Street community designation

Jonesborough qualifies for Main Street community designation

May 29th, 2013 4:41 pm by Staff Report

The Tennessee Department of Economic Development announced Wednesday that Jonesborough had achieved Tennessee Main Street certification.

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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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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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