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Today in Johnson City History: February 22

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Feb 22, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Feb. 22, 1894: The Comet reported that all agents on the East Tennessee, Virginia, & Georgia Railway would sell excursion tickets to Knoxville on Feb. 24, good to return on or before Feb. 25, to all people desiring to hear Gen. John B. Cordon deliver his famous lecture, "The Last Days of the Confederacy."

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.

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

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