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Today in Johnson City History: December 6

Rebecca Henderson • Dec 6, 2018 at 7:15 AM

Dec. 6, 1884: Gen. John T. Wilder was in Johnson City speaking about his plans to build a new hotel on nearby Roan Mountain to replace the original 20-bed Cloudland Hotel he erected in 1877. The new 166-bed Cloudland boasted beautiful Maple floors and Cherry beds on the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina.

Dec. 6, 1988: Former City Commissioner and Mayor Raymond Huff died. His Commission term was from 1981-1989, and he was mayor from 1983-1984.

Dec. 6, 2012: The Johnson City Press reported that East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland was proposing the return of the university’s dormant intercollegiate football team.

Sources: The Comet, Johnson City Press, City of Johnson City Communications and Marketing.

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