March 19, 1910: The Watauga restaurant, which was near the passenger depot, advertised small porterhouse and sirloin steaks for 25 cents each. That’s the equivalent of $6.80 today. A medium was 35 cents ($9.53 today). Think you could find a porterhouse for under $10 in 2019?
March 19, 1969: As part of Johnson City’s Centennial celebration, Steed College, Empire Furniture Company, Tennessee Tank Corporation and Johnson City Spring and Bedding Company all had open houses.
March 19, 2011: East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine received its largest grant to date. The $9.1 million National Institutes of Health award was provided to renovate the college’s biomedical research laboratories and offices.
Source: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Johnson City Press.