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Yesteryear with Bob Cox: A look back at Johnson City Mayor William J. Barton

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Yesteryear with Bob Cox: A look back at Johnson City Mayor William J. Barton

June 15th, 2015 3:57 pm by Bob Cox

Barton served in the office from 1927-29.

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The Red Shield Boys' Club flame refuses to be extinguished

The Red Shield Boys' Club flame refuses to be extinguished

July 27th, 2015 9:33 am by Bob Cox

The subject of the Red Shield Boys' Club has become a favorite subject with my readers, with two of them adding their comments about the organization: Norm Andrews and Dick Church.

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Yesteryear: President McKinley visits Nashville

Yesteryear: President McKinley visits Nashville

July 6th, 2015 10:49 am by Bob Cox

Nashville was decorated and adorned on every street to welcome President William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, and his party on their visit to the first Tennessee Centennial Exposition.

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Yesteryear: 1900 brings a snake-killin' at Our Bob's' house

Yesteryear: 1900 brings a snake-killin' at Our Bob's' house

June 1st, 2015 10:53 am by Staff Report

"The best way to kill a snake is to run it to death."

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Daniel Boone's impact on area extended for many years

Daniel Boone's impact on area extended for many years

April 27th, 2015 9:54 am by Bob Cox

Today's feature is a continuation of my mid-march Daniel Boone tree column, which contained paraphrased news briefs taken from a variety of newspapers.

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Property near Winged Deer Park has long history

Property near Winged Deer Park has long history

April 27th, 2015 9:13 am by Bob Cox

In March 1987, Tom Hodge greeted George Devault to his office to view a priceless deed. The Devault Bridge and the Norton Arney Farm had been front and center in the news that year. The bridge was being widened with two additional lanes to accommodate the

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Yesteryear: Billy goat stuff

Yesteryear: Billy goat stuff

March 30th, 2015 9:49 am by Bob Cox

A few weeks ago, Joe Avento, a Press staff writer, produced an interesting article for the newspaper titled, "From a goat to a parrot: ETSU's choices of nicknames, mascots quite the colorful tale."

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Pedigreed pottery once imported from Unaka Mountains

Pedigreed pottery once imported from Unaka Mountains

March 9th, 2015 9:28 am by Bob Cox

In 1929, Helen Jackson, a former resident of the Southern mountains and a current resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., had cautious words to describe the Southerners she loved so much.

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Yesteryear: Johnson City underwent needed improvements in 1904

February 20th, 2015 11:27 am by Bob Cox

This was four years before the downtown streets were paved. "How pretty the town looks," it said, "in its robe of green trimmed with roses and other flowers."

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One site housed many different kinds of businesses

One site housed many different kinds of businesses

January 26th, 2015 9:49 am by Bob Cox

I appreciate Harold "Hal" J. Hunter's Jan. 14 letter to the editor titled "Preserving History Should Be a Priority of the City." I wholeheartedly agree. Today's column contains the first of several articles I will feature over time involving a landmark th

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Lady of the Fountain's origins

Lady of the Fountain's origins

January 26th, 2015 9:42 am by Bob Cox

Today's feature is the first of two that will address the origin of Johnson City's beautiful Lady of the Fountain.

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