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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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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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