Johnson City Press Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Community Heritage
An East Tennessee Rip Van Winkle?

An East Tennessee Rip Van Winkle?

March 31st, 2014 9:49 am by Bob Cox

In April 1895, Charles Russell, a longtime resident of Jonesborough, Tennessee, gave readers of the Herald and Tribune newspaper an unusual story to read.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Daring rescue of man who became Father of Tennessee'

Daring rescue of man who became Father of Tennessee'

March 24th, 2014 10:05 am by Bob Cox

If George Washington is considered to be the "Father of our Country," who then is the "Father of Tennessee?" In spite of all the great men who helped found "The Volunteer State," the accolades likely belong to John Sevier.

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Hampton man's stories recall railroad's golden era

Hampton man's stories recall railroad's golden era

March 24th, 2014 9:53 am by Tony Casey

Hampton's Ken Riddle has truly lived a life on the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad, or "Tweetsie" railroad, line.

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Play tells story of Annette's 1856 sojourn in Jonesborough

Play tells story of Annette's 1856 sojourn in Jonesborough

March 21st, 2014 2:09 pm by Contributed

It's 1856, and Annette Broadacre and her family are on a journey south for the winter. When they reach the small town of Jonesborough, the women of the family elect to stay behind, while the men continue on to Roan Mountain.

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Town celebrates 20th anniversary of incorporation this year

Town celebrates 20th anniversary of incorporation this year

March 17th, 2014 11:17 am by Brad Hicks

What began as a grassroots effort by a group of concerned citizens celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Early 1960s employee shares fond memories of Wilson Pharmacy

Early 1960s employee shares fond memories of Wilson Pharmacy

March 17th, 2014 11:11 am by Bob Cox

Eddie Baldwin reminisced about his employment at Wilson Pharmacy at 273 W. Market St. in the late 1950s and early '60s.

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New book highlights murder, history of lost community

New book highlights murder, history of lost community

March 10th, 2014 9:33 am by Max Hrenda

It's a story about passion, pain, war, and murder. But it's also a story about a little-known community in Northeast Tennessee that time - and hundreds of thousands of gallons of water - have almost washed away.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
1908 Johnson City known as The Coming City of the South'

1908 Johnson City known as The Coming City of the South'

March 10th, 2014 9:29 am by Bob Cox

Johnson City's mayor in 1908 was Guy L. Smith, who also worked for the Armbrust-Smith Co., a furniture store at 204-06 E. Main (much later the site of Nettie Lee's Boy and Girl Shop).

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Spectacular Shelbridge

Spectacular Shelbridge

March 3rd, 2014 4:41 pm by Nathan Baker

Originally farmland on the north side of a small train-stop town, the 6,000-square-foot mansion now known as Shelbridge has been home to industrialists and university presidents, but most importantly, families.

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Boone Lake area hit by ferocious storm in March 1955

Boone Lake area hit by ferocious storm in March 1955

March 3rd, 2014 11:01 am by Bob Cox

On Tuesday, March 1, 1955, turbulent winds from a funnel-shaped cloud ripped off roofs, demolished barns and turned boats upside down in the Boone Lake area.

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