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Recalling Sulphur Springs community signs, Penney's new impressive downtown department store, Tommy Dorsey in person in Kingsport

Bob Cox • Mar 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Newspaper happenings in 1948:

• Sulphur Springs Community Club signs


Sulphur Springs Community Club has completed another of its 1948 goals with erection of boundary signs on main highways leading into the area.

The top view shows Thurman Webb and Elmer Good as they finished hanging one of the signs between Gray Station and Sulphur Springs communities.

The lower picture shows Hal Squibb and Rollin Kennerly as they completed installation of one of the markers on the old Kingsport-Fall Branch road between Bowmantown and Sulphur communities. (Photos were provided by A.H. Good.)

• Penney's New Department Store Opens on Main Street


Thank you, Johnson City and Community. Thousands and thousands of thrilled Johnson Citians have surged through the new and greater Penney's in the last three days. "Oh's" and "Ah's" have been the order of the day. Everything is new and different except the good old-fashioned bargains. That is more for your dollar, which remains the same, today and every day at Penney's. That same extra value that has built Penney's into the greatest retail organization in the world - your value headquarters. Now we can serve you better - save you more. Thank you for your enthusiastic acceptance.

• Bandleader Tommy Dorsey Appeared in Person at Kingsport Civic Auditorium


Tommy Dorsey - In Person - Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Tuesday, February 8, 1948. Special Advance Tickets $2. Tax Included. Tomorrow and Saturday Only, Regular Advance $2. On Sale at Smythe Electric Company. Latest Tommy Dorsey Records and Albums on Sale in Our Record Department. Sponsored by Junior Chamber of Commerce.

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