Sept. 23, 1923: An article in the Johnson City Chronicle proclaimed that “Johnson City’s biggest days are yet to come” and that Johnson City was the “Gateway of the Appalachians.”
Sept. 23, 1977: Jimmy Buffet performed at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Sept. 23, 2006: Science Hill bested 10 other prep squads to win the Western Carolina University Invitational 5K race. The Hilltoppers were led by sophomore Bryson Walker, who placed sixth overall with a time of 17:48
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Chronicle; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press.