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Today in Johnson City History: July 21

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Jul 21, 2019 at 4:00 AM

July 21, 1910: The Comet advised, “He who sews brambles must reap thorns.”

July 21, 1945: Future Johnson City Mayor and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe was born.

July 21, 1967: Financing was discussed for the new Piney Flats industrial park in a regional partnership of Johnson City, Sullivan County, Carter County and Elizabethton.

July 21, 1968: Johnson City’s Capt. John David Black, one of two American prisoners of war recently released from Vietnam, celebrated Christmas in July with his sister in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Black was a pilot shot down by North Vietnamese forces.

July 21, 2011: Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported finding a $500,000 marijuana growing operation in a Johnson City house.

Sources: The Comet; U.S. House of Representatives; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press

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