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Today in Johnson City History: May 8

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • May 8, 2019 at 7:15 AM

May 8, 1890: J.F. Crumley and G.C. Harris were preparing to build a store house on Main Street adjoining the National Bank to front on Main and Market streets. The ground was being cleared of trees, and work on the excavation for the foundation was to commence in a few days.

May 8, 1907: The Roan Street Baptist Church formed with 102 charter members. The church was formed after a split in the First Baptist Church congregation. The two later remerged to form Central Baptist Church. 

May 8, 1951: Edward Cowell, a Johnson City City commissioner, left office. His term was from 1949-1951.

May 8, 1982: The first class graduated from Quillen College of Medicine.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Postcard History Series; City of Johnson City; Greater Johnson City A Pictorial History.

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