May 11, 1899: The Comet carried the obituary of Jesse Potter, the 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Potter. The boy had died at home of spinal meningitis. “He had been ill but a few weeks, and his death was a severe blow to his family.”
May 11, 1903: A street fair was held in Johnson City. The fair concluded on May 16. Thousands of people attended.
May 11, 1969: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle ran a picture from 1912 of a recruiting wagon. The recruiting wagon was used around 1912 to recruit students to East Tennessee Normal School.
Sources: History of Tennessee; The Comet; Dr. William A. Bridgforth; Johnson City Press-Chronicle.