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Today in Johnson City History: March 10

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Mar 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

March 10, 1887: The Comet reported that only four states in the Union had a greater degree of illiteracy than Tennessee. More than 400,000 children in Tennessee did not attend school at all.

March 10, 1901: Mary Hardin McCown was baptized in the Sinking Creek, and thus became a member of First Christian Church; she was a member there the remainder of her life. Mrs. McCown was Johnson City’s historian for many years.

March 10, 1910: The Comet reported that three cottages on Spring Street recently purchased by Mike Dyer from Burney Burleson had been destroyed by fire. Two of the buildings were vacant, but the fire originated in the one that was occupied and they were so close together that all were burned.

March 10, 2011: Science Hill’s Lady Hilltoppers surprised Clarksville 52-50 in the quarterfinals of the Class AAA girls state tournament in Murfreesboro. Shy Copney and Tianna Tarter each had 12 points to lead scoring.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press

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