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First issue of Press was so different, yet so familiar

June 9th, 2014 9:45 am by Bob Cox

On June 10, 1984, Scott Pratt, Johnson City Press-Chronicle staff writer, composed an article titled, "The First Issue - So Different and So Familiar." It concerned the 50th anniversary of the newspaper, which began publication on June 12, 1934.

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1934 was described as being an era of bad and good times

1934 was described as being an era of bad and good times

June 2nd, 2014 9:28 am by Bob Cox

On June 10, 1984, Terri Higgins, Johnson City Press-Chronicle staff writer, composed an article titled "1934, Bad Times and Good Times." It concerned the 50th anniversary of the newspaper, which began publication on June 12, 1934.

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In 1908-09, Johnson City had only 60 roads to navigate

In 1908-09, Johnson City had only 60 roads to navigate

May 27th, 2014 9:43 am by Bob Cox

The 1908-09 Johnson City Directory identified 60 streets within the confines of the city.

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A nostalgic glance at Austin Springs Hotel from 1897 to 1905

A nostalgic glance at Austin Springs Hotel from 1897 to 1905

May 19th, 2014 10:18 am by Bob Cox

Today's column shines the big yesteryear spotlight on the long-deceased Austin Spring Hotel. It became one of Johnson City's premier resorts and vacation hostelries. The East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad once tabbed it as one of the finest vac

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Different views of old Johnson City from a poem and a stereograph

Different views of old Johnson City from a poem and a stereograph

May 12th, 2014 9:33 am by Bob Cox

I recently uncovered two interesting articles from my yesteryear collection.

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Model Mill's 94-year reign in city began with J.W. Ring

Model Mill's 94-year reign in city began with J.W. Ring

May 5th, 2014 10:42 am by Bob Cox

Today's column is a fleeting look back to Model Mill's 94 years of successful operation in Johnson City. Sadly for a lot of folks, the remnants of the old mill may soon vanish.

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Popular rural magazine lobbied for painted farmhouses in 1911

Popular rural magazine lobbied for painted farmhouses in 1911

April 28th, 2014 11:32 am by Bob Cox

In 1911, The Progressive Farmer, a popular rural- oriented monthly magazine, started a crusade to promote the painting of southern farmhouses.

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An enjoyable visit to the Grand Ole Opry, March 1971

An enjoyable visit to the Grand Ole Opry, March 1971

April 21st, 2014 11:22 am by Bob Cox

In the early 1970s, my wife, Pat, and I occasionally drove to Nashville to see the Grand Ole Opry, which was located then at the downtown Ryman Auditorium. Recently, I uncovered a souvenir program from a visit we made there on Saturday, March 27, 1971.

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Abe Lincoln: Conceived in Carter County, born in Kentucky

Abe Lincoln: Conceived in Carter County, born in Kentucky

March 31st, 2014 9:53 am by Bob Cox

According to historical research, Abraham Lincoln and his vice president, Andrew Johnson, had ties with the Stoney Creek section of Carter County.

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Daring rescue of man who became Father of Tennessee'

Daring rescue of man who became Father of Tennessee'

March 24th, 2014 10:05 am by Bob Cox

If George Washington is considered to be the "Father of our Country," who then is the "Father of Tennessee?" In spite of all the great men who helped found "The Volunteer State," the accolades likely belong to John Sevier.

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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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