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Today in Johnson City History: May 15

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • May 15, 2019 at 7:30 AM

May 15, 1902: The Comet reported that Green Byrd was very much afraid that a volcano would go into blast out on Buffalo Mountain.

May 15, 1939: The Johnson City Cardinals defeated the Newport Canners 4-3 in Appalachian Baseball League play.

May 15, 1951: Guy Beller, a Johnson City City Commissioner, left office. His term was from 1949-1951.

May 15, 1962: Mayor May Ross McDowell opened “the new club room of the Senior Citizens Club in the Recreation Building,” located on Legion Street.

May 15, 1968: Amy Costner asked the board of directors of the Johnson City Country Club to begin a junior golf program for children ages 9-11. The board gave permission to do so.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press; City of Johnson City; Johnson City Country Club.

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