Johnson City Press Friday, July 25, 2014
Community Heritage
The Edisonia, Criterion and State Theaters

The Edisonia, Criterion and State Theaters

October 28th, 2013 10:06 am by Bob Cox

It is enjoyable to explore the genealogy of old buildings in downtown Johnson City. In particular, one edifice, at 236 E. Main St., had a long and varied subsistence.

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News Regional & National Heritage
Were the Wright Brothers actually 2nd to fly? Connecticut law says yes

Were the Wright Brothers actually 2nd to fly? Connecticut law says yes

October 24th, 2013 2:13 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law this summer saying German-born aviator and Bridgeport, Conn., resident Gustave Whitehead was the first to make a powered flight.

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News Community Local News Outdoors Heritage
Carter Co. hermit's gravestone along Appalachian Trail needs repair

Carter Co. hermit's gravestone along Appalachian Trail needs repair

October 23rd, 2013 11:05 am by John Thompson

Uncle Nick's epitaph notes that he “lived alone, suffered alone, died alone.”

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Community Heritage
Erwin’s A.R. Brown was forward thinker

Erwin’s A.R. Brown was forward thinker

October 21st, 2013 9:01 am by Brad Hicks

Since 1894, the residence at 241 S. Main Ave. has been the homeplace for the Brown family.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Veteran medicine men reveal health secrets of Cherokees

Veteran medicine men reveal health secrets of Cherokees

October 21st, 2013 8:57 am by Bob Cox

Dr. Frans M. Olbrechts (1889-1958), a Belgian anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institute, became known for his work with seven Indian tribes, which included the Cherokees

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Community Heritage
Long ago shops in downtown Johnson City

Long ago shops in downtown Johnson City

October 15th, 2013 9:09 am by Staff Report

Shops from downtown Johnson City's heyday.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Former President Andrew Johnson eulogized in Greeneville in 1909

Former President Andrew Johnson eulogized in Greeneville in 1909

October 14th, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

May 31, 1909, was a momentous day in Greeneville — the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, was eulogized.

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Community Heritage
Dugger instrumental in saving monument

Dugger instrumental in saving monument

October 7th, 2013 9:02 am by John Thompson

Carter County will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Veterans Memorial this weekend.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Do you remember when Dollywood was Silver Dollar City?

Do you remember when Dollywood was Silver Dollar City?

October 7th, 2013 8:45 am by Bob Cox

The recent announcement by Dolly Parton that a $300 million expansion was coming to Dollywood prompted today’s column. Dolly’s dream park evolved over a duration of 25 years.

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Community Heritage
National Home for Disabled Veterans was finest in the world

National Home for Disabled Veterans was finest in the world

September 30th, 2013 8:43 am by Bob Cox

In 1903, it was deemed to be the supreme Soldiers’ Home in the country. The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, located near Johnson City in East Tennessee, was only a short journey over the mountains from Asheville, N.C., site of Vanderbilt’s

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