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History Mystery: More specifics about what happened to Powell County

History Mystery: More specifics about what happened to Powell County

September 23rd, 2013 10:56 am by Bob Cox

The Powell County “history mystery” that I wrote about a few weeks ago has been partially resolved.

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Gov. Bob Taylor ‘quit’ politics for seven years in 1899

Gov. Bob Taylor ‘quit’ politics for seven years in 1899

September 16th, 2013 9:02 am by Bob Cox

Robert “Bob” Taylor and Alfred “Alf” Taylor are notable in Tennessee for their legendary 1886 brother-against-brother “War of the Roses” gubernatorial campaign.

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In 1946, B. Carroll Reece became chairman of GOP National Committee

In 1946, B. Carroll Reece became chairman of GOP National Committee

September 9th, 2013 9:05 am by Bob Cox

In the spring of 1946, Republican legislators were lining up behind Representative B. (Brazilla) Carroll Reece of Tennessee to succeed Herbert Brownell Jr. as GOP National Committee chairman.

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1909 Normal School banquet celebrated selection of the Carter site

1909 Normal School banquet celebrated selection of the Carter site

September 2nd, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

In 1909, the agony was finally over. After months of wrangling, the area of Johnson City known as the Southwest Addition, also referred to as the Carter site, became the location for the new East Tennessee Normal School.

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Heritage Yesteryear
Opening the Yesteryear mailbag

Opening the Yesteryear mailbag

August 26th, 2013 3:33 pm by Bob Cox

Press readers respond to history articles

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Bristol’s King College offered special school for soldiers

Bristol’s King College offered special school for soldiers

August 26th, 2013 3:30 pm by Bob Cox

It was August 1918, and the world was at war. If the Hun (Germans) was to be trampled to his knees, it had to be done by trained men under the able direction of capable leaders.

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Clever outlaw with city connections had crime spree in 1917

Clever outlaw with city connections had crime spree in 1917

August 19th, 2013 12:05 pm by Bob Cox

Walter Blevins, alias Walter Curtis, alias Walter Dean, a criminal with Johnson City connections in 1917, rivaled the exploits of Jesse James with his attention-grabbing experiences and daring adventures.

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A history mystery: What happened to Powell County?

A history mystery: What happened to Powell County?

August 12th, 2013 4:11 pm by Bob Cox

Recently, I read an interesting entry from Jeff Fleming’s impressive (www.kingsportblogger.com) website, written in 2008 about a Powell County being located in East Tennessee in 1839.

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John Sevier Hotel held grand opening Aug. 5, 1924

John Sevier Hotel held grand opening Aug. 5, 1924

August 5th, 2013 3:32 pm by Staff Report

Area artist Jerry Honeycutt forwarded to me a full-page advertisement in the Aug. 5, 1924, Johnson City Chronicle containing a much-anticipated announcement.

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Tidbits from Jan. 3, 1934, edition of Johnson City Staff-News

Tidbits from Jan. 3, 1934, edition of Johnson City Staff-News

July 29th, 2013 11:41 am by Bob Cox

On Jan. 3, 1934, the Johnson City Staff-News announced a new comic strip page as part of a “New Deal” for its readers.

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