Johnson City Press Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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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Community Heritage
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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Remembering Nat Winston

Remembering Nat Winston

February 24th, 2014 10:35 am by Bob Cox

Dr. Nat Winston Jr., former Johnson City resident, leading psychiatrist, health care pioneer, previous Commissioner of Mental Health and a past candidate for governor of Tennessee, passed away peacefully Dec. 31.

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Confederate sub made history 150 years ago Monday

Confederate sub made history 150 years ago Monday

February 17th, 2014 1:20 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

On a clear, moonlight night 150 years ago, the hand-cranked Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley glided out over glassy seas off South Carolina, sailing into history as the first submarine ever to sink an enemy warship.

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Getting paid in scrip

Getting paid in scrip

February 17th, 2014 9:52 am by John Thompson

Imagine working for a company in such bad financial shape that its employees were paid with scrip instead of cash.

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President Harrison visited Johnson City in spring 1891

President Harrison visited Johnson City in spring 1891

February 17th, 2014 9:47 am by Bob Cox

In April 1891, two years after being in office, President Benjamin Harrison had begun what was widely regarded as a perilous 9,000-mile journey by train.

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Local researchers working family tree wonders

Local researchers working family tree wonders

February 10th, 2014 10:01 am by Tony Casey

With both the help of ever-emerging technology and obsessed local historians, Washington County-area researchers continue to link people with family histories and fascinating tales of the past.

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