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Today in Johnson City History: February 7

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Feb 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Feb. 7, 1902: The Comet reported that Richard “Pint” Saunders, “chickenologist” of the Sleepy Hollow Poultry Farm in Limestone, was in Johnson City several days that week, weaving around among his friends. “This notice is not published as an item of news but as a matter of history so that Mr. Saunders may be able in the future to tell where he was ‘at.’”

Feb. 7, 1935: East Fairview Avenue resident Alex Barr was fined $10 in City Police Court because he allegedly allowed his dog to run loose and bite a neighbor. Following Barr’s arrest by Capt. Cad Shoun, police announced that the rule against allowing dogs to roam at large would be strictly enforced.

Feb. 7, 1947T.E. Mitchell was elected to the City Commission. 

Feb. 7, 1969Mrs. E. Frank Brown was recognized for leading the children’s department at Central Baptist Church for 48 years. 

Feb. 7, 1975The Johnson City Preaching Mission concluded for the year at Freedom Hall. Total attendance for the five-nights was 5,000. A year later, on Feb. 7, 1976, the seven-night Johnson City Preaching Mission concluded with a total attendance of 7,000.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Bobbie H Shirley, Freedom Hall Box Office Manager.

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