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Today in Johnson City History: December 26

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Dec 26, 2019 at 7:15 AM

Dec. 27, 1895: J.M. King had butchered a hog that was six months old weighed 200 pounds net.

Dec. 26, 1912: The Johnson City Steam Laundry advertised that “Our laundry is as nearly perfect as money and brains can make it. We have absolutely the finest equipment. We employee the most skilled workmen. We use pure soap and plenty of sparkling water. We know you as we have been in your midst for the past eleven years. You know us for the same reason.”

On Dec. 26, 1914: Wade Potter was fined $2.50 for shooting in the city. Johnson City Court Records also show that he paid his fine.

Dec. 26, 1925: Johnson City’s John J. McLaughlin was named general counsel of Clinchfield Railroad.

Dec. 26, 1953: Sgt. 1st Class John R. Taylor Jr., Johnson City, had graduated with honors from the I Corps Noncommissioned Officers Academy in Korea.

Dec. 26, 1968: The Hilltoppers blew a halftime lead to lose to rival Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett 44-38 in the first round of the Kingsport Invitational Tournament.

Dec. 26, 2010: The region’s white Christmas turned into a white weekend, as snow continued to fall consistently all day.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Court Records; Kingsport Times; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Johnson City Press.

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