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Today in Johnson City History: October 24

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Oct 24, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Oct. 14, 1889: The Comet pushed back against a Bristol Courier opinion stating that Johnson City was a mere suburb of Carter County. The Comet’s editors said they had clipped the item, but “the rats ate it.”

Oct. 14, 1907: Haskett Wood’s handsome former residence, “Fainwood,” in the Fourth Ward, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gartner, had been destroyed by fire. Mr. Gartner with the help of neighbors succeeded in getting out all the furniture on the lower floor and a small amount on the upper floor in much-damaged condition.

Oct. 24, 1929: The 1929 Johnson City Sessions wrapped up recording in downtown.

Oct. 24, 1964: The Sons of the American Revolution, Kings Mountain Chapter, organized in Johnson City.

Oct. 24, 2008: It was three yards and a thud of mud for Science Hill in Knox County. Hilltopper backs Armando Canepa, Issac Kinley and Ryan Mitchell combined for 43 carries and 211 yards and scored a touchdown apiece in a 22-6 victory on a rainy night at Karns.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press; “History of Washington County Tennessee”; Johnson City Press.

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