Feb. 13, 1943: Mrs. Jennie Anderson Taylor, widow of former Tennessee Governor and 1st District Congressman Alf Taylor, died at age 77. Mrs. Taylor was born in the Buffalo Creek area as a member of a Tennessee pioneer family. She was survived by six sons and two daughters.
Feb. 13, 1987: Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble played at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Feb. 13, 2008: East Tennessee State University announced a proposed parking fee hike that would in part pay for a parking garage on campus. That garage now sits between the mini-dome and Jack Vest Drive.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall.
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