Johnson City Press: Today in Johnson City History: June 26

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Today in Johnson City History: June 26

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Jun 26, 2019 at 7:15 AM

June 26, 1894: “Johnson City Blues” recording artist Clarence Horton Greene was born.

June 26, 1902: Joe Hashbarger recently had his hand badly mashed at the Johnson City Woodworking Co. and it had to be amputated. The operation was performed by Drs. W.T. Matthews, O.J. Broyles and F.A. Long.

June 26, 1921: Memorial Hospital in Johnson City became Appalachian Hospital. It was located at the corner of Boone and West Fairview Avenues.

June 26, 1965: A federal court injunction prevented a move to place the John Sevier Hotel Corp. in receivership. Instead, the case was placed in the hands of a bankruptcy referee. The 10-story John Sevier Hotel, the largest hotel in the Tri-Cities, had recently undergone extensive remodeling designed to meet competition from newer motels.

June 26, 2006: Harmon Ice won the Johnson City Babe Ruth Baseball championship. Thirteen-year-old Anthony Stephenson’s perfect squeeze play in the bottom of the sixth enforced the mercy rule by plating Ryan Staggs and gave Harman the 11-1 victory over Campbell’s Morrell Music.

Sources: History of Washington County Tennessee; The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press

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