Sept. 7, 1905: The cornerstone of St. John’s Episcopal Church was laid.
Sept. 7, 1911: The Southern Railway advertised roundtrips between Johnson City and Knoxville for the Appalachian Exposition. Same-day return tickets were $3.95 and tickets for stays up to 10 days were $2.90. Prices included tickets to the expo. That’s not as cheap as it seems — $3.95 is the equivalent of $107.50 in today’s money.
Sept. 7, 1953: The U.S.Marine Corps recruiting station in Johnson City announced that 11 area men had enlisted in August. Among them was Johnson City resident Arnold Cecil Pate.
Sept. 7, 2011: Senior running back Will Adams rushed for two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 93 yards for another as the Science Hill High School Hilltoppers bested Morristown West 41-27 at Kermit Tipton Stadium to stay unbeaten on the season.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City, Images of America; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press