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1870 Writer Referred to East Tennessee As “Switzerland of America”

1870 Writer Referred to East Tennessee As “Switzerland of America”

January 6th, 2014 3:47 pm by Bob Cox

In 1870, an unidentified writer, whom I will refer to as Mr. John Doe, described a train trip he took to Clinch Mountain.

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Christmas 1961 television brings memories of much simpler era

Christmas 1961 television brings memories of much simpler era

December 16th, 2013 10:13 am by Bob Cox

Today’s column is a nostalgic TV Guide excursion back to a simpler Christmas in 1961:

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The real King of the Wild Frontier: Crockett or Houston?

The real King of the Wild Frontier: Crockett or Houston?

December 9th, 2013 10:02 am by Bob Cox

One of my favorite writers, the late Hal Boyle, former Associated Press writer, questioned in a July 1955 column if Davy Crockett was really “King of the Wild Frontier.”

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Bear Family Records box set: Get to know our musical pioneers

Bear Family Records box set: Get to know our musical pioneers

November 11th, 2013 11:47 am by Bob Cox

I was asked to give a brief address to the attendees at the Johnson City Sessions VIP celebration on Oct. 20 at the Venue in the downtown King Center.

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Behind the scenes contributors instrumental to Sessions box set

Behind the scenes contributors instrumental to Sessions box set

November 4th, 2013 3:34 pm by Bob Cox

The Johnson City Sessions’ celebration has come and gone after much advanced publicity, four days of interviews, speeches and old-time music performances that included the rollout of the Bear Family Records box set.

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1916 Davy Crockett film far cry from Disney’s 1950s version

1916 Davy Crockett film far cry from Disney’s 1950s version premium content

October 28th, 2013 12:55 pm by Bob Cox

The 1916 black and white silent film version of Davy Crockett was a dramatic contrast to the 1950 Technicolor one.

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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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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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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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Majestic Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ had quite a debut in 1926

Majestic Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ had quite a debut in 1926

September 30th, 2013 8:40 am by Bob Cox

Today’s column deals with the stirring news of the grand opening in June 1926 of the Majestic Theatre’s new $20,000 Wurlitzer pipe organ.

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