Johnson City Press Thursday, May 28, 2015
Heritage Yesteryear
Fiddlin' Bob Taylor talks Christmas

Fiddlin' Bob Taylor talks Christmas

December 23rd, 2014 9:29 am by Bob Cox

During Christmas 1906, Gov. Bob Taylor submitted a depiction to The Comet newspaper, offering his views of what Christmas is all about, depicting both the spiritual and traditional side of the holiday:

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Local News Heritage
1935 Johnson City Press shows recurring themes

1935 Johnson City Press shows recurring themes

December 23rd, 2014 9:25 am by Max Hrenda

While modern editions of the Johnson City Press contain somewhere between four and six front-page stories, in 1935, it was not unusual to see more than 20 stories gracing the newspaper's front page, covering a range of topics from local to international i

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25 years later: Johnson City's Christmas Eve turns tragic, claiming 16 lives

25 years later: Johnson City's Christmas Eve turns tragic, claiming 16 lives - VIDEO

December 21st, 2014 8:30 am by Becky Campbell

See the special Johnson City Press video documentary.

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Columns Heritage Yesteryear
London-Kirkpatrick Hardware knew how to make Christmas merrier for downtown shoppers in 1914

London-Kirkpatrick Hardware knew how to make Christmas merrier for downtown shoppers in 1914

December 16th, 2014 4:41 pm by Staff Report

In the 1950s, many of us faithfully went to see western movies at the Liberty Theatre, at 221 E. Main Street. The building on the west (Fountain Square) side at 219 East Main was the Darling Shop, a ladies clothing store. If we were to turn the clock back

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Throw Back Thursday: Home invasion, ETSU president's recovery, Mohon's exit

Throw Back Thursday: Home invasion, ETSU president's recovery, Mohon's exit

December 11th, 2014 9:53 am by Staff Report

Headlines from Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.

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News Community Heritage Erwin
A century of worship: Erwin's First Baptist Church to celebrate heritage of old sanctuary

A century of worship: Erwin's First Baptist Church to celebrate heritage of old sanctuary

December 3rd, 2014 9:47 am by Brad Hicks

First Baptist is technically at least 228-years-old and, during that time, has been responsible for the "planting" of several area churches.

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Children's letters to St. Nick in 1909 show that in some cases, little has changed

Children's letters to St. Nick in 1909 show that in some cases, little has changed

December 1st, 2014 9:15 am by Bob Cox

A comparison of letters written to Santa Claus today with those penned in 1909 shows noted similarities and differences. Let's sample a few. You just might recognize a relative or friend listed:

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Local News Business & Technology Heritage
U-Haul sign: 50 feet high and staying?

U-Haul sign: 50 feet high and staying?

December 1st, 2014 8:54 am by Nathan Baker

Once advertisement for a grocery store, where Johnson City residents got their fresh meat and produce, downtown businesses west of Buffalo Street hope a 50-foot-tall sign will be allowed to remain standing, producing new interest in the growing area.

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Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Who was George?

Who was George?

November 24th, 2014 4:31 pm by Bob Cox

"Sometimes George would bring in a radio that needed fixing and then show us how to take it apart and find what was wrong with it" - Yesteryear reader Dick Church.

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Fantastic foursome visited city in 1918

Fantastic foursome visited city in 1918

November 24th, 2014 4:21 pm by Bob Cox

A crowd estimated at 500 to 1,000 people turned out that Monday afternoon to greet their guests.

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