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Clever outlaw with city connections had crime spree in 1917

Clever outlaw with city connections had crime spree in 1917

August 19th, 2013 12:05 pm by Bob Cox

Walter Blevins, alias Walter Curtis, alias Walter Dean, a criminal with Johnson City connections in 1917, rivaled the exploits of Jesse James with his attention-grabbing experiences and daring adventures.

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Documenting Maple lawn

Documenting Maple lawn

August 19th, 2013 11:54 am by Becky Campbell

Burials at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Jonesborough began when Mary Smith died in 1890, and while her tombstone is still in good shape and the writing legible, many in the 123-year-old resting place are not.

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A history mystery: What happened to Powell County?

A history mystery: What happened to Powell County?

August 12th, 2013 4:11 pm by Bob Cox

Recently, I read an interesting entry from Jeff Fleming’s impressive (www.kingsportblogger.com) website, written in 2008 about a Powell County being located in East Tennessee in 1839.

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Washington County’s oldest newspapers: entertaining, off-the-wall

Washington County’s oldest newspapers: entertaining, off-the-wall premium content

August 12th, 2013 3:55 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City’s earliest newspaper on record was the Johnson City Times, founded in 1874.

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Treasures of Boones Creek

Treasures of Boones Creek

August 5th, 2013 4:33 pm by Staff Report

Tucked away in the basement of the oldest continuously operating Christian church in Tennessee, there’s a treasure trove of history of the Boones Creek community and the 18th- century trailblazer for whom it is named.

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John Sevier Hotel held grand opening Aug. 5, 1924

John Sevier Hotel held grand opening Aug. 5, 1924

August 5th, 2013 3:32 pm by Staff Report

Area artist Jerry Honeycutt forwarded to me a full-page advertisement in the Aug. 5, 1924, Johnson City Chronicle containing a much-anticipated announcement.

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Tidbits from Jan. 3, 1934, edition of Johnson City Staff-News

Tidbits from Jan. 3, 1934, edition of Johnson City Staff-News

July 29th, 2013 11:41 am by Bob Cox

On Jan. 3, 1934, the Johnson City Staff-News announced a new comic strip page as part of a “New Deal” for its readers.

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Tales of the 'Yellow Emperor'

Tales of the 'Yellow Emperor'

July 29th, 2013 11:35 am by Bob Cox

Today’s feature is dedicated to the memory of the late Mrs. Louise Bond Alley, who copied her mother’s 1917 Science Hill High School annual, “Yellow Emperor,” for me shortly before her passing.

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Floods of Memory

Floods of Memory

July 22nd, 2013 9:04 am by Staff Report

It's been a very wet 2013.

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Capitol Sweet Shoppe opened its doors on West Main in 1930

Capitol Sweet Shoppe opened its doors on West Main in 1930

July 22nd, 2013 8:55 am by Bob Cox

A Monday, March 21, 1930 edition, of the Johnson City Staff-News had an attention grabbing announcement as noted in my column photo. I decided to fire up my Yesteryear Time Machine and take us on a trip.

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