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Today in Johnson City History: February 16

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Feb 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Feb. 16, 1888: The Comet reported that Mr. G. E. Bradley discovered silver ore on his land near Johnson City.

Feb. 16, 1941: J.A. Denton, a Johnson City commissioner, died.

Feb. 16, 1969: First Christian Church observed Centennial Religion Sunday.

Feb. 16, 1980: Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins appeared at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Sources: City of Johnson City; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall.

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

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