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Today in Johnson City History: September 11

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Sep 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Sept. 11, 1890: J.M. Brown had moved his family from Jonesboro to Johnson City. He was a member of the firm of Toney & Brown, who would occupy the building used by the Citizens Bank, with a line of clothing and furnishing goods.

Sept. 11, 1902: Jobe’s Opera House advertised tickets for a “Fairy Spectacle” of “The Beast and The Sleeping Beauty” in performances of a 100-person ensemble the following week. The event was to benefit the city’s public library. Reserved seats were 75 cents (roughly $22 in 2019), while general admission tickets were 50 cents and 25 cents.

Sept. 11, 1920: The Unaka National Bank and City National Bank merged to form Unaka and City National Bank.

Sept. 11, 1937: The Johnson City Business and Professional Women’s Club held a rummage sale, which was an event of the Finance Committee. Jessica Miller chaired the effort.

Sept. 11, 2001: Johnson City residents were in shock as America was attacked by terrorists. Many businesses closed early that day. We woke up that morning feeling safe, but went to bed with a different kind of tiredness, and with fear in our hearts.

Source: The Comet; Johnson City Postcard History Series; Archives of Appalachia, Cox-Painter-Adams Family Papers

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