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Today in Johnson City History: September 21

Johnson City Press • Sep 21, 2019 at 5:00 AM

Sept. 21, 1893: The Rev. J.H. Snow, pastor of the Johnson City Baptist Church, had been called to the same position at a Knoxville church and would be leaving in October.

Sept. 21, 1905: C.H. Northrup, the Chicago man who came to Johnson City in connection with the sale of the Hotel Carnegie some months earlier, had been convicted of obtaining money under false pretense and sentenced to the penitentiary for five years by the Knox County Criminal Court.

Sept. 21, 1910: The Comet carried the obituary of A.M. Stuart, the postmaster at the Old Soldiers’ Home at Mountain Home since its inception. The 72-year-old former Union soldier died unexpectedly that Sunday after experiencing stomach trouble a few days earlier. He had previously served as Washington County’s sheriff, trustee and register of deeds.

Sept. 21, 1961: Land was purchased for Appalachian Christian Village, now known as Cornerstone Village.

Sept. 21, 1978: The Holston Valley Methodist Conference met at Freedom hall Civic Center — 2,500 people attended.

Sources: The Comet; Len Smith, former CEO of Cornerstone Village; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hal

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