March 16, 1943: Mrs. Sarah Emmaline Maples Reece, mother of U.S. Rep. B. Carroll Reece, died at her home. She was the great-great-granddaughter Col. Jacob Brown, who founded the Nolichucky settlement and was a commissioner of the Watauga settlement, a key site in early American history.
March 16, 1969: Tacoma Church of God had a Centennial Old Fashioned Church Service to honor Johnson City’s Centennial.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection.
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