Johnson City Press Friday, December 19, 2014
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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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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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