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Today in Johnson City History: July 18

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Jul 18, 2019 at 7:15 AM

July 18, 1901: The Comet published an ad for the S.B. White Company, and mentioned that its telephone number was 55. The same issue of The Comet mentioned, “a shirt waist dance was recently held at the Hotel Carnegie.”

July 18, 1960: News arrived that Tri-City Airport would soon be able to accommodate four-motored aircraft as the last phase was underway on a new east-west runway.

July 18, 1981: The Miss Johnson City Pageant was held at Freedom Hall Civic Center. More than 625 people attended.

July 18, 2018: the Johnson City Press reported that work had begun on the third phase of the expanding Johnson City/Washington County Veterans Memorial. The Memorial is in Kiwanis Park, and in close proximity to the Mountain Home National Cemetery.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press

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