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Capitol Sweet Shoppe opened its doors on West Main in 1930

Capitol Sweet Shoppe opened its doors on West Main in 1930

July 22nd, 2013 8:55 am by Bob Cox

A Monday, March 21, 1930 edition, of the Johnson City Staff-News had an attention grabbing announcement as noted in my column photo. I decided to fire up my Yesteryear Time Machine and take us on a trip.

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John Sevier a great Tennessee pioneer, statesman

John Sevier a great Tennessee pioneer, statesman

July 15th, 2013 9:33 am by Bob Cox

John Sevier (1745-1815) is recognized as our state’s great pioneer and statesman.

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In 1874, area residents celebrated July Fourth at Austin Springs Hotel

In 1874, area residents celebrated July Fourth at Austin Springs Hotel

July 8th, 2013 10:08 am by Bob Cox

For several years prior to 1874, the “Glorious Fourth of July” in East Tennessee slowly depreciated into a lackluster holiday.

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Tennessee Hotelmen’s Association was guest of city in 1928

July 1st, 2013 10:33 am by Bob Cox

In fall 1928, the Tennessee Hotelmen’s Association held a two-day conference in Johnson City at the downtown John Sevier Hotel.

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Columnist offers East Tennessee news briefs from late 1800s

June 24th, 2013 4:09 pm by Bob Cox

Today’s 10 entries cover a variety of subjects spanning from 1872 to 1889:

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The Campbells bought Mountcastle Hills, renamed it ‘Argyll’

The Campbells bought Mountcastle Hills, renamed it ‘Argyll’

June 17th, 2013 9:52 am by Bob Cox

This is my third column on the house that was built as Mountcastle Hills, located just off North Roan Street in 1917.

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City’s Crosley auto dealership recalled by area resident

City’s Crosley auto dealership recalled by area resident

June 10th, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

My cousin, Wayne Whittimore, and I recently conversed by phone concerning the Crosley automobile dealership.

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Alex Summers comments on his grandparents’ Mountcastle Hills home

June 3rd, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

I recently corresponded with John Zollicoffer concerning the article I wrote about the wedding of his parents in Johnson City in October 1934. The nuptials took place at the beautiful home of the bride’s parents, James and Alice Summers, in Mountcastle Hi

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Tennessee’s Pocahontas was Indian woman named Nancy Ward

Tennessee’s Pocahontas was Indian woman named Nancy Ward

May 27th, 2013 12:00 am by Bob Cox

Recently, I examined the book “Tennessee History Stories” (T.C. Karns, B.F. Johnson Publishing Co., 1904). One subject grabbed my attention — Nancy Ward, who became Tennessee’s Pocahontas.

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Large gathering of notables attended 1934 Zollicoffer-Summers wedding

Large gathering of notables attended 1934 Zollicoffer-Summers wedding

May 20th, 2013 1:00 pm by Bob Cox

On Oct. 14, 1934, at 8 p.m., Mr. John Zollicoffer and Miss Helen Summers became husband and wife at the home of the bride’s parents in Mountcastle Hills.

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