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

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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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Gifted stage actor once played continuous role of Davy Crockett

August 18th, 2014 2:38 pm by Bob Cox

Frank Mayo (1839-1896) was an American actor and comedian.

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In 1904, Bob Taylor made first trip to John Robinson Circus

In 1904, Bob Taylor made first trip to John Robinson Circus

August 11th, 2014 1:05 pm by Bob Cox

Governor "Our Bob" Taylor often commented that the John Robinson Circus that he occasionally visited was the first one that he ever witnessed, never forgetting the lingering memories of it.

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First issue of Press was so different, yet so familiar

First issue of Press was so different, yet so familiar premium content

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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