Johnson City Press Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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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Community Heritage
Fun turns to tragedy

Fun turns to tragedy

January 27th, 2014 10:06 am by Bob Cox

I thoroughly enjoyed my years at the University of Tennessee while pursuing my engineering degree. While I have many favorable reminiscences from that era, there is a particularly bad one that occurred on Feb. 1, 1965.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Ledford’s: A little store with a big business, long gone

Ledford’s: A little store with a big business, long gone

January 27th, 2014 9:57 am by Bob Cox

I enjoy receiving correspondence from folks who once worked at long-deceased businesses. Such was the case for Ledford’s Food Center, once located at 206 N. Roan St.

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Fire damages 1,800 tombstones at Chattanooga National Cemetery, including those of Civil War dead

Fire damages 1,800 tombstones at Chattanooga National Cemetery, including those of Civil War dead

January 22nd, 2014 7:55 am by Tyler Jett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

The fire burned at least three tombstones so badly that cemetery officials will have to replace them.

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Pinnacle view

Pinnacle view

January 20th, 2014 10:34 am by Brad Hicks

Many now make the ascent up the nearly 5-mile Pinnacle Fire Tower Trail in Unicoi to reach the tower atop Buffalo Mountain to take in the scenic views of the surrounding area. But for Erwin resident Fred Hardin and others like him, taking in the view was

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Original Carter Family: The pride of Maces County

Original Carter Family: The pride of Maces County

January 20th, 2014 10:30 am by Bob Cox

The Original Carter Family, who resided in Maces Springs in the nearby Clinch Mountains, became a legend in the early country music field.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
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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