Feb. 22, 1942: A news clipping told of Frank “Red” Lamons, sales engineer for the Johnson City Foundry, designing, constructing, and decorating a home for him and his family. He did it “just for fun.” The front of their garage was partially built of stone that Mr. and Mrs. Lamons had collected from several states.
Feb. 22, 1978: Engelbert Humperdinck performed at Freedom Hall Civic Center. Nearly 3,800 fans were entertained.
Sources: Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall.
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