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Today in Johnson City History: March 3

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Mar 3, 2019 at 7:15 AM

March 3, 1883: The Johnson City Enterprise was Johnson City’s newspaper. W.S. Mitchell and W.B. Truslow were the publishers.

March 3, 1914: John Hannah was fined $2.50 for throwing rocks.

March 3, 1935: The Johnson City Press reported the Johnson City American Legion post planned to erect a Great War doughboy statue at the entrance to the new Keystone Stadium, which was soon dubbed Roosevelt Stadium and finally Memorial Stadium. Today, "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" bronze monument continues to stand on the same site, which is now home to Memorial Park Community Center.

March 3, 1962: Science Hill High School defeated Lamar 51-42 to win the District 2 basketball tournament. Steve Spurrier and Bobby Jones led the Hilltoppers with 16 points each.

March 3, 1972: The Johnson City Grand Squares held their first meeting.

Sources: Johnson City Enterprise, Johnson City Court documents, Johnson City Press, Johnson City Press-Chronicle, History of Washington County Tennessee.

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

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