July 11, 1957: The Mayes Brothers Tool Manufacturing Company announced it was moving from Port Arthur, Michigan, to Johnson City. Mayes Brothers manufactured such items as aluminum ladders and carpenter’s tools.
July 11, 1992: Jennifer Allen was crowned Miss Johnson City.
July 11, 2009: Four Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor appeared in the Muster on the Mount Democratic Rally. Kim McMillan, Ward Cammack, Roy Herron and eventual nominee Mike McWherter spoke at Rocky Mount State Historic Site. McWherter, son of former Gov. Ned McWherter, lost in the general election to Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam by nearly a 2-1 margin.
Sources: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Jennifer Allen; Johnson City Press