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Today in Johnson City History: March 11

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Mar 11, 2019 at 5:15 AM

March 11, 1886: The Johnson City Foundry would be ready in a few days for a blast. The large iron furnace had been lined with fire-proof brick, and coke and sand had been procured. Cranberry pig iron, which The Comet described as the best in the country for moulding purposes, was to be used.

March 11, 1909: The Johnson City Brick Company, a division of Brading-Marshall Lumber Co., had been chartered under the laws of Tennessee with a capital stock of $50,000. Ground had been secured in the Southwest addition near George L. Carter's residence on the line of the C.C. & O. Railroad.

March 11, 1969: As a Johnson City centennial event, the American Revolution Historical Foundation sponsored an exhibit at the American Legion Post in Elizabethton.

March 11, 2012: The Washington County/Johnson City EMS board of directors unanimously voted to make Daniel Wheeley an offer to become the next EMS executive director.

Sources: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Johnson City Press.

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