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Today in Johnson City History: March 27

Rebeccca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Mar 27, 2020 at 1:30 AM

March 27, 1885: Col. T.E. Matson left for Philadelphia to purchase machinery for Johnson City’s Machine Shop and Foundry.

March 27, 1890: Both the Mountain View Land Company and the Johnson City Land and Improvement Company were progressing with new additions to Johnson City.

March 27, 1911: Monroe Bradley was fined $1 for playing ball in Main Street. Court records did not indicate his age or if the fine was paid.

March 27, 1919: The graduating class of Johnson City (Science Hill) High School had undertaken a very arduous and worthy task — the preparation and publication of a history of Johnson City and its historic environments.

On March 27, 1937: “The Lion’s Den” was at the Liberty. “Rainbow on the River” was at the Majestic. “Navy Spy,” and “Two Minutes to Play” were at the Sevier. “Boss Rider of Gun Creek” was at the State (formerly the Edisonia). “Headin’ for the Rio Grande” was at the Tennessee.

March 27, 1947: Miss Elsie Artz of 1111 N. Roan St. planned to attend the recital of classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein in Knoxville.

March 27, 1964: Hamilton National Bank made available its first shipment of John F. Kennedy half-dollar coins.

March 27, 1967: Charles Parks, who was the president of the Parks-Belk Store in Johnson City, was listed in fair condition at Memorial Hospital. Parks had been a patient at the hospital since Feb. 28.

March 27 1968: Twins Melonie and Jamie Ellis, 13, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James G. Ellis, had been selected Teens of Week by their peers at South Junior High School. James Garvin “Jimmy” Ellis was the longtime chief photographer of the Johnson City Press-Chronicle.

March 27, 1976: Former Johnson City Mayor Kyle Chinouth was one of six Republicans who addressed the local party’s Executive Committee in their bids to be Washington County’s next sheriff.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Court Records; Johnson City Daily Staff; Johnson City Chronicle; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories.

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