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Today in Johnson City History: April 6

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Apr 6, 2019 at 8:30 AM

April 6, 1887: Voters approved floating $75,000 in bonds to support the Charleston-Cincinnati-Chicago Railroad, which was coming through Johnson City.

April 6, 1899: The Comet reported that the Johnson City members of the Fourth Tennessee Regiment would be home in a few days. The editors called on Johnson City to give the men a public reception.

April 6, 1911: The Comet reported that leaders had applied for a charter of incorporation for the establishment and organization of a hospital, sanitarium and training school for nurses in Johnson City. The incorporators were Drs. G.G. Hells, W.J. Matthews. E.A. Long, E.T. West, C.J. Broyles and H.D. Miller.

April 6, 1936: A 5-year-old boy drowned after falling into a swollen creek in Johnson City while playing along the banks. Neighbors quickly pulled his body from the stream but could not resuscitate him. The boy was a grandson of Johnson County Court Chairman W.S. Wilson.

Sources: City of Johnson City; The Comet; Johnson City Press.

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