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Yesteryear: Johnson City underwent needed improvements in 1904

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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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No better than the best, better than the rest: Dinty Moore a downtown fixture in several locations

No better than the best, better than the rest: Dinty Moore a downtown fixture in several locations

January 19th, 2015 12:05 pm by Bob Cox

The eatery had been around for several years with essentially the same name but at four separate downtown locations.

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Fiddlin' Bob Taylor talks Christmas

Fiddlin' Bob Taylor talks Christmas

December 23rd, 2014 9:29 am by Bob Cox

During Christmas 1906, Gov. Bob Taylor submitted a depiction to The Comet newspaper, offering his views of what Christmas is all about, depicting both the spiritual and traditional side of the holiday:

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London-Kirkpatrick Hardware knew how to make Christmas merrier for downtown shoppers in 1914

London-Kirkpatrick Hardware knew how to make Christmas merrier for downtown shoppers in 1914

December 16th, 2014 4:41 pm by Staff Report

In the 1950s, many of us faithfully went to see western movies at the Liberty Theatre, at 221 E. Main Street. The building on the west (Fountain Square) side at 219 East Main was the Darling Shop, a ladies clothing store. If we were to turn the clock back

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Children's letters to St. Nick in 1909 show that in some cases, little has changed

Children's letters to St. Nick in 1909 show that in some cases, little has changed

December 1st, 2014 9:15 am by Bob Cox

A comparison of letters written to Santa Claus today with those penned in 1909 shows noted similarities and differences. Let's sample a few. You just might recognize a relative or friend listed:

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Who was George?

Who was George?

November 24th, 2014 4:31 pm by Bob Cox

"Sometimes George would bring in a radio that needed fixing and then show us how to take it apart and find what was wrong with it" - Yesteryear reader Dick Church.

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A 60-year glance back to Johnson City's Red Shield Boys' Club

October 14th, 2014 11:13 am by Bob Cox

In April 1954, the Johnson City Press-Chronicle offered information about the Red Shield Boys' Club. In part, it said: "The next time you hear someone say, What's this younger generation coming to anyway?' tell him that the younger generation is probably

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Revisiting the days of the Rubin & Cherry Shows

Revisiting the days of the Rubin & Cherry Shows

September 1st, 2014 3:21 pm by Bob Cox

The Rubin & Cherry Shows, known as "The Barnum & Bailey of All Carnival Shows," came to the city on April 29, 1917.

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1888 report offered summary of growth of Johnson City

August 25th, 2014 10:49 am by Bob Cox

In 1888, a Johnson City newspaper correspondent wrote an article for the paper describing the condition of the city that year.

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