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Today in Johnson City History: April 10

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Apr 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM

April 10, 1888: Several investors received approval to “manufacture electric light and to light the streets and public and private buildings.”

April 10, 1890: The Comet reported the Johnson City Land and Improvement Company had accused the rival Carnegie Land & Improvement Company’s Gen. John T. Wilder of trying to depreciate values in the former’s addition by circulating false reports. “Gen. Wilder was seen by the Comet and when asked if the charges were true denied them most emphatically and asked us to state for him that he had not only been falsely quoted but grossly misrepresented.”

April 10, 1902: The Bank of Johnson City was to be changed to a national bank at once. The comptroller of the currency approved the application made by S.L. Howard, J.M. Buck, Isaac Harr, J.B. Byrd, O.N. Brown and L.C. Hoss to organize the City National Bank of Johnson City, Tennessee. The capital stock was to be $50,000 fully paid up.

April 10, 1957: The Science Hill High School track team topped Tennessee High School in a Big Six Conference track meet in Johnson City. Racking up 91 1/2 points to the Vikings’ 31 1/2, the Hilltoppers swept 14 first places in 15 events.

April 10, 2006: Wellmont Health System abandoned its plan to build a freestanding emergency department on land it owns in Boones Creek but still had plans for the property.

Sources: Greater Johnson City, A Pictorial History; The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press


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