Johnson City Press: Today in Johnson City History: June 4

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Today in Johnson City History: June 4

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Jun 4, 2019 at 7:15 AM

June 4, 1891: The Johnson City Institute announced on the front page of The Comet that the school’s first term was set to begin Aug. 10. “We earnestly but very respectfully solicit the patronage of all who have children to educate. Several different Departments and a wide range of Classes will be provided for. In each Department will be found a proficient, enthusiastic teacher.”

June 4, 1903: Mr. Potter, a workman at Exum's furniture factory, met with a painful accident, The Comet reported. His right hand was caught in the machinery and several fingers were badly mangled.

June 4, 1948: The Johnson City Foundry and Machine works celebrated its 65th anniversary.

June 4, 1962: The Science Hill Hilltoppers defeated Charlotte, Tennessee, 13-2 in the opening round of the state baseball tournament. Winning pitcher Lonnie Lowe allowed only three hits.

June 4, 2010: The inaugural Vietnam Veterans Homecoming event started with a parade from Freedom Hall Civic Center along North Roan Street to the Appalachian Fairground in Gray. The three-day event was intended to give a long-deserved “welcome home” to all who served in Vietnam.

Sources: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia, “Johnson City Foundry and Machine Works: Brief History 1968’: Johnson City Press-Chronicle, Johnson City Press

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