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Today in Johnson City History: March 1

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Mar 1, 2019 at 7:30 AM

March 1, 1888: The Comet reported that the Johnson City Foundry and Machine Works would pay 1 cent per pound for large and clean cotton rags.

March 1, 1928: Johnson City court records show that a Mr. Barbury was fined $25 for being “in company with a leud (sic) woman.”

March 1, 1932: The Staff-News, a newspaper later absorbed by the Johnson City Press, reported that Johnson City’s 1930 population was 25,080.

March 1, 1965: Basketball player Tommy Woods set the East Tennessee State University record of 38 rebounds against Middle Tennessee State. Tommy Woods was the first African-American to play at ETSU, having chosen the Bucs over 16 other scholarship offers.

March 1, 1988: Dr. Paul Stanton was named interim dean of the Quillen College of Medicine and Vice-President of Health Affairs. On the same date in 1989, the interim designations were dropped.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Court Documents, 1928; “Buccaneer Basketball: Eighty Years of Basketball History at East Tennessee State University” by Chip Kessler

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