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Today in Johnson City History: September 16

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Sep 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Sept. 16: 1887: Future U.S. Rep. and Tennessee Gov. Alf Taylor moved his family from Chucky Valley to “Robin’s Roost,” the South Roan Street home of his brother and political rival, Robert Love Taylor, who was governor at the time.

Sept. 16, 1930: The Johnson City Area United Way was established as a Community Chest.

Sept. 16, 1977: The Gaither Trio performed at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Sept. 16, 1988: Ronnie Milsap played at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Sept. 16, 2008: A tent revival took place in front of University Parkway Baptist Church.

Sept. 16, 2018: On a rainy Sunday morning at the Watauga Dam, the East Tennessee State women took part in their first home triathlon meet — called “Beware the Bear” — featuring competition from all over the country. Freshman Lane McDonald led the ETSU contingent with her runner-up finish.

Source: The Comet; History of Washington County, Tennessee; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press 

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