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Today in Johnson City History: Aug. 10

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Aug 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Aug. 10, 1893: E.C. Cooper had opened a grocery and provision store in the Crouch Block on the Public Square.

Aug. 10, 1905: The Comet printed Washington’s Rules. Among other things, readers were advised to “Be not forward, but friendly and courteous,” “Be not curious as to the affairs of others,” and “Be not tedious in discourse.” In the same edition, The Comet also printed “What the World Wants.” Three of these wants include “Men who cannot be bought,” “Men whose word is their bond,” and “Philanthropists who will not let their right hand know what their left hand is doing.”

Aug. 10, 1939: The Johnson City Cardinals beat the Greeneville Cubs 4-2. Pitcher Alphonse Beilan held the Cubs to seven hits. The Cards were one game behind the Elizabethton Betsy Red Sox in Appalachian League standings.

Aug: 10, 1974: the Four Seasons played for 3,000 fans at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

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

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