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An ‘old field’ school likely stood at center of Johnson City

An ‘old field’ school likely stood at center of Johnson City

January 13th, 2014 12:12 pm by Bob Cox

According to T.C. Karns, a Tennessee history writer from around the turn of the century, “old field” schools existed in this country in the 1800s, each standing in a crop-depleted field, hence the name.

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Historic Jonesborough focus of history study

Historic Jonesborough focus of history study

January 13th, 2014 12:07 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The State of Franklin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has completed a two-year survey of more than 300 Jonesborough homes outside the town’s established historic district.

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East Tennessee State College’s “Rat Week” Was Revived in 1947

East Tennessee State College’s “Rat Week” Was Revived in 1947

January 6th, 2014 4:15 pm by Bob Cox

The late George Buda once shared with me some ETSC student newspapers, the Tennessee Collegian. George had a heart for Johnson City and, over time, helped me piece together numerous Yesteryear articles.

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Early East Tennessee settlers get their due

Early East Tennessee settlers get their due

January 6th, 2014 3:56 pm by Becky Campbell

The first installment of a book documenting the earliest settlers in East Tennessee is at the printers, and a deadline for the second installment is fast approaching.

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Can you name the year when all 19 newspaper items below happened?

Can you name the year when all 19 newspaper items below happened?

January 6th, 2014 3:51 pm by Bob Cox

Today’s column is a quiz to see if you can identify in which year all of the 19 items below appeared in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle newspaper.

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1870 Writer Referred to East Tennessee As “Switzerland of America”

1870 Writer Referred to East Tennessee As “Switzerland of America”

January 6th, 2014 3:47 pm by Bob Cox

In 1870, an unidentified writer, whom I will refer to as Mr. John Doe, described a train trip he took to Clinch Mountain.

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Christmas 1961 television brings memories of much simpler era

Christmas 1961 television brings memories of much simpler era

December 16th, 2013 10:13 am by Bob Cox

Today’s column is a nostalgic TV Guide excursion back to a simpler Christmas in 1961:

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Old mills cornerstones of area’s roots

Old mills cornerstones of area’s roots

December 16th, 2013 10:07 am by Nathan Baker

Even before Tennessee attained statehood, in the days during the Revolutionary War, settlers traversed the Unaka Mountains and formed Washington County, establishing Jonesborough as its seat.

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The real King of the Wild Frontier: Crockett or Houston?

The real King of the Wild Frontier: Crockett or Houston?

December 9th, 2013 10:02 am by Bob Cox

One of my favorite writers, the late Hal Boyle, former Associated Press writer, questioned in a July 1955 column if Davy Crockett was really “King of the Wild Frontier.”

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Pearl Harbor and 9-11 — Similar reactions found after attacks

Pearl Harbor and 9-11 — Similar reactions found after attacks

December 6th, 2013 9:05 pm by Tony Casey

An adage says time heals all wounds, but the wounds of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, were reopened with the most recent large-scale attack on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, which happened nearly 60 years later.

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