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Today in Johnson City History: April 9

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Apr 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM

April 9, 1884: Johnson City’s first industry, the Miller and Crumley Foundry works, was sold to investors. The company was granted a charter for the Johnson City Foundry and Machine Works.

April 9, 1908: The Comet reported that S.F. Swift fell from a third-story window at the Carnegie Hotel the prior night. He fell about 20 feet and landed on the skylight over the hotel lobby. Swift suffered a broken thigh and lost several teeth.

April 9, 2007: Record low temperatures and high winds had plant farmers, retailers and home gardeners scrambling to save delicate plants, flowers and trees during “dogwood winter.” The low was 22 degrees.

Sources: City of Johnson City; 

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