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Today in Johnson City History: April 11

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Apr 11, 2020 at 9:15 AM

April 11, 1917: Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Johnson and his mother finished moving their household effects to Kingsport, where they would occupy Johnson’s new home. Johnson had been a Johnson City businessman before helping establish the new city of Kingsport with his brother-in-law, railroad man, George L. Carter, as well as others.

April 11, 1927: Dr. R.H. Ruble and J.E. Henson had gone to Bristol where Henson had an internal sty removed from his eye.

April 11, 1937: Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Rice and children, Bailey and Martha, of Oakland Gardens, planned to motor to Washington, D.C., that week to see the cherry blossoms.

April 11, 1947: Ellen Jo Stahl, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Stahl, Erwin, was a patient at Erwin Community Hospital, where she was improving.

April 11, 1955: Johnson City Press-Chronicle pictured local deputies with 48 half-gallons of moonshine whisky confiscated from a vehicle in a car lot on the Kingsport Highway.

April 11, 1967: Larry Cook, 14, son of Ralph Cook, had been discharged from Memorial Hospital, having been admitted for burns he suffered when a can of gas exploded and caught his pajamas on fire. The can of gas had been set in front of an electric heater and exploded when he returned for it.

April 11, 1971: "Catch 22" was showing at the Majestic Theatre on Main Street in downtown Johnson City.

Sources: Johnson City Staff; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories

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