Johnson City Press Thursday, July 24, 2014
Community Heritage
Tall tales, factual info spring from request concerning old photo

Tall tales, factual info spring from request concerning old photo

May 19th, 2014 10:24 am by Nathan Baker

A 100-year-old photo of a town official and a little person piqued the interest of readers and led to some tall tales about the pictured characters.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
A nostalgic glance at Austin Springs Hotel from 1897 to 1905

A nostalgic glance at Austin Springs Hotel from 1897 to 1905

May 19th, 2014 10:18 am by Bob Cox

Today's column shines the big yesteryear spotlight on the long-deceased Austin Spring Hotel. It became one of Johnson City's premier resorts and vacation hostelries. The East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad once tabbed it as one of the finest vac

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Community Heritage
John Sevier book a new look at an old Tennessee hero

John Sevier book a new look at an old Tennessee hero

May 12th, 2014 9:42 am by John Thompson

A new biography of John Sevier is always interesting to anyone attracted to Tennessee history, and especially those people of Upper East Tennessee who care about the history of the lost state of Franklin.

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Community Heritage
Ledger treasure

Ledger treasure

May 12th, 2014 9:39 am by John Thompson

"One man's junk is another man's treasure." That old saying was certainly true of a stack of papers Dr. Floyd May found recently.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Different views of old Johnson City from a poem and a stereograph

Different views of old Johnson City from a poem and a stereograph

May 12th, 2014 9:33 am by Bob Cox

I recently uncovered two interesting articles from my yesteryear collection.

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History pulls into Erwin after decades' absence

History pulls into Erwin after decades' absence

May 8th, 2014 8:37 am by Brad Hicks

Refurbished Clinchfield 100 railcar comes to town for day.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Model Mill's 94-year reign in city began with J.W. Ring

Model Mill's 94-year reign in city began with J.W. Ring

May 5th, 2014 10:42 am by Bob Cox

Today's column is a fleeting look back to Model Mill's 94 years of successful operation in Johnson City. Sadly for a lot of folks, the remnants of the old mill may soon vanish.

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Community Heritage
VA project to preserve regional nursing history

VA project to preserve regional nursing history

May 5th, 2014 10:42 am by Tony Casey

When East Tennessee's Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing closed in 1956, there was concern that much of the history of regional nursing would deteriorate and eventually disappear.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Popular rural magazine lobbied for painted farmhouses in 1911

Popular rural magazine lobbied for painted farmhouses in 1911

April 28th, 2014 11:32 am by Bob Cox

In 1911, The Progressive Farmer, a popular rural- oriented monthly magazine, started a crusade to promote the painting of southern farmhouses.

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Community Heritage
He'd been working on the railroad ...

He'd been working on the railroad ...

April 28th, 2014 11:25 am by Bob Cox

Charlie Morris, a 1961 SHHS graduate, spent 40 years on the Clinchfield Railroad, knowing from his first day on the job that it would be his lifelong career.

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