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Today in Johnson City History: March 13

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Mar 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM

March 13, 1890: Jerome Greenwood, the Piedmont House barber, returned to work after a bout with measles. He had added a new chair and other new furniture to his shop to keep pace with the times.

March 13, 1947: A car crashed into St. John’s Episcopal Church, sending one person to nearby Appalachian Hospital and two people to jail on drunkenness charges. The car was heavily damaged. St. John’s was not.

March 13, 1974: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported that on the previous day, the Tennessee House and Senate overrode Governor’s Dunn’s veto of the bill to establish a medical school at East Tennessee State University.

March 13, 2010: More than 500 runners took part in the second annual Chasing Snakes 10K road race through Johnson City.

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

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