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Today in Johnson City History: May 14

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • May 14, 2019 at 7:30 AM

May 14, 1892: The Rev. J.H. Snow was selected as the moderator of a daughter church of First Johnson City Baptist Church (now known as Central Baptist Church). One of his responsibilities was to organize a Sunday school. The daughter church is now known as Snow Memorial Baptist Church, which sits at 2201 Knob Creek Road.

May 14, 1920: The Johnson City Kiwanis Club was chartered.

May 14, 1936: The Boy Scouts of America officially chartered the Sequoyah Council, which serves the greater Johnson City area.

May 14, 1976: President Gerald Ford campaigned at Freedom Hall Civic Center. Ford secured his party’s nomination but lost the election to Jimmy Carter that November.

Sources: “In the Footsteps of Faith: A Tour of 14 of Johnson City’s Century-Old Churches”; “History of Washington County, Tennessee”; Johnson City Press-Chronicle.

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