Johnson City Press Thursday, October 23, 2014
Community Heritage
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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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
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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Community Heritage
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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Heritage
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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Community Heritage Elizabethton
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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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
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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Community Heritage
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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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Vintage TV comedians who once tickled our funny bone

Vintage TV comedians who once tickled our funny bone

February 10th, 2014 9:59 am by Bob Cox

The recent passing of WJHL-TV founding figure W. Hanes Lancaster Jr. evoked my recollections and fondness of early television comedians whom I eagerly looked forward to watching every week.

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Community Heritage
Postcards from the edge of an era

Postcards from the edge of an era

February 3rd, 2014 12:01 pm by Gary B. Gray

You might say the American postcard became a bit of an obsession in the early 1900s.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Johnson City Development Co. had choice land for sale in 1921

Johnson City Development Co. had choice land for sale in 1921

February 3rd, 2014 11:57 am by Bob Cox

In 1921, an advertisement in a local Johnson City newspaper contained these words: “If you are going to farm, why not sell out and buy where you can get every advantage for yourself and family?”

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