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Today in Johnson City History: April 13

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Apr 13, 2020 at 9:15 AM

April 13, 1893: J.B. Cox had left for West Virginia in the interest of his lumber business.

April 13, 1905: William Silver & Co. advertised, “We will allow one-fourth for every old fountain pen in exchange for a new Waterman’s Idol fountain pen.”

April 13, 1915: The Johnson City Staff reported that “Munsey Memorial Movement Nearly $5,000.00 First Night.” The article went on the explain: “That was, indeed, an enthusiastic company of Christian workers that came together last night at Munsey Memorial Methodist church (sic) to report their first day’s service in clearing their church of all moral obligations of any financial claim.”

April 13, 1925: The Johnson City Staff-News carried news that “Mrs. Coolidge Wore Old Suite On Easter Day.” The article provided the following details: “A spring coat which has been a part of her wardrobe for some time was worn by Mrs. Coolidge to Easter services on Sunday, but her dress and hat were new to those that watched her come and go.” Grace Coolidge was the wife of the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge.

April 13, 1935: The Johnson City Chronicle on April 13, 1935 reported that ”Miss Evelyn Greever of Johnson City, who is spending the year in New York City studying dramatic art, spent last weekend at West Point where she attended the Spring Hops.”

April 13, 1952: The Derby Grill announced the opening of the “most modern private dining rooms” in East Tennessee. The Derby was on the New Jonesborough Highway just to the right of the Family Drive-In Theatre.

April 13, 1962: Bill Woods accompanied on piano as Paul Jones, David Parrish and Keith Donnerly sang in the Science Hill High School Spring Concert.

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

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