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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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Recess antics, ‘Simon Says’ part of wonderful third-grade class

Recess antics, ‘Simon Says’ part of wonderful third-grade class

May 13th, 2013 11:00 am by Bob Cox

I attended Henry Johnson School on West Market Street during my second through sixth grades. I entered Miss Margaret King’s third-grade room in the fall of 1951 and, according to my report card, studied reading, writing, spelling, English, geography, arit

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Windsor Hotel advertising signs once adorned the countryside

Windsor Hotel advertising signs once adorned the countryside

May 6th, 2013 11:00 am by Bob Cox

Hotel Windsor, originally built as Hotel Pardue in 1909, became a downtown fixture on Fountain Square until it was razed in 1971.

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