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Today in Johnson City History: March 30

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Mar 30, 2019 at 7:30 AM

March 30, 1899: After the Spanish-American War, The Comet reported that the Fourth Tennessee regiment sailed on its homeward voyage from Casilda, Cuba. “Several weeks, perhaps, will elapse before the boys will be mustered out and permitted to return to their homes.” 

March 30, 1905: Science Hill’s “Star List” honor roll was published. The list included 10th-graders Fred King (97), Lonnie McCown (96) and Cecil Donnelly (93); ninth-grader Mary Nell Beasley (98), Ora Keys (94) and Cordie Tomlinson (93); eighth-graders Era Matson (97), Lucy Sitton (90), Mona Miller (95), Pansy Painter (94), Mary Hardin (94), Bonnie Murray (93), Mary Agnes Berry (92), Eva Fulton (90) and Lucy Carr (92); and seventh-graders Ina Bayless (93), Geneva Gibbs (93), Nellie Strain (93), Dorothy Cure (93), Martha Martin (93) and Ruth Lyle (93).

March 30, 1971: Jim Brown, Johnson City’s unofficial public relations man, was lauded in an editorial in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle. Mr. Brown had recently passed away at age 82. He worked for the City of Johnson City for more than 40 years as a custodian, always taking time to greet visitors. Mr. Brown moved to Johnson City as a youth around 1900. Members of his church, Thankful Baptist, said he was a very humble man and would be missed much.

March 30, 2009: East Tennessee State University released requests for proposals for construction bids on its new baseball stadium.

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

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