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History

Jan. 17, 1889: G.B. Horton, Henry Gildersleeve, and Eugene Horton had, as of January 1, 1889, formed a co-partnership with the name of Horton, Gildersleeve & Co. The business would “continue the business heretofore conducted by Horton, Yocum & Co., as the ’Watauga’ Tannery”, accordin…

Jan. 16, 1890: The Comet advised readers, “Study the history of current events; make careful comparisons of the fluctuations in price, in demand and in supply, in order to guide your own operations.”

Jan. 15, 1919: The Johnson City Daily Staff reported on the death of a young lady. “Miss Ida Scott, eighteen years of age, died Monday three miles from Elizabethton from pneumonia developing from influenza. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Scott whose residence is near Speedwell on …

Jan. 14, 1886: The Comet informed readers “Messrs. Wade Rutledge and Smalling, East Tennessee cattle kings, passed through the city yesterday on their way home in Sullivan county (sic). They had to leave their cattle at John S. Thomas’ on account of the Watauga river (sic) being frozen.”