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Today in Johnson City History: July 20

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Jul 20, 2019 at 7:15 AM

July 20, 1893: Members of the Episcopal Church had rented a room in the Harr-Burrow Building and planned to conduct services Sunday evenings twice per month.

July 20, 1969: The Unaka Rod and Gun Club held a Centennial Trap and Skeet Shooting event.

July 20, 1969: Johnson City residents joined millions around the world to watch the first humans walk on the moon.

July 20, 1975: The Billy Jackson Crusade was held at Freedom Hall Civic Center, and 1,500 people attended.

July 20, 2009: Architects toured Science Hill High School’s career-technical building in hopes of resolving a long-standing mold problem. The city had allotted $3 million for rehabilitative measures to address the mold problems.

Sources: The Comet; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press

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