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Today in Johnson City History: January 30

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Jan 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Jan. 30, 1885: Isaac Harr became the mayor of Johnson City.

Jan. 30, 1935: Johnson City officials lamented the slow pace of land acquisition to widen and pave West Market Street between Fall Street and Hillcrest Avenue.

Jan. 30, 1959: U.S. Sen. Albert Gore was the guest speaker at the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner meeting at East Tennessee State College. Gore, father of future senator and Vice President Albert Gore Jr., represented Tennessee in the Senate from 1953-1971.

Jan. 30, 1974: The Watauga Area Mental Health Clinic opened in the former Memorial Hospital Nursing Home building.

Source: The Comet, Johnson City Press, Johnson City Press-Chronicle, History of Washington County Tennessee.

For more about Johnson City’s 150th Birthday, visit www.johnsoncity150.com.

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