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Today in Johnson City History: May 5

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • May 5, 2019 at 7:30 AM

May 5, 1887: The Comet reported that two large stove foundries were corresponding with the Johnson City Enterprise club relative to locating here.

May 5, 1969: A golf game between Milligan College and King College took place as part of Johnson City’s Centennial celebration.

May 5, 1979: Lawrence Welk performed at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

May 5, 2011: Local dentist Jeff Banyas was appointed by his fellow city commissioners to be Johnson City’s new mayor.

Sources: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press

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