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Today in Johnson City History: May 4

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • May 4, 2020 at 11:15 AM

May 4, 1909: Rev. Frank Fontaine Bullard died. Bullard had frequently preached at First Christian Church.

May 4, 1924: Readers of The Staff-Chronicle learned that the Council meeting of the Girl Scouts would be held the next afternoon at the Girl Scout Lodge, located on Roan Street.

May 4, 1939: The Johnson City Chronicle reported that National Music Week would be celebrated in Johnson City from May 7-13. Locally, the Wednesday Morning Music Club sponsored the event.

May 4, 1947: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle published a photo of Jack Watkins, a 14-year-old Junior High School student who won the recent Optimist Club-sponsored Marbles Tournament.

May 4, 1954: Ray Bacon and Ila Broyles took top place in the recent cattle showing contest at the Boones Creek “Round-Up.” The boys represented the Lamar High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America.

May 4, 1962: "Follow That Dream," starring Elvis Presley, was showing at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street in downtown Johnson City.

May 4, 1966: The Biblical epic "The Greatest Story Ever Told" started at the Sevier Theatre.

First Christian Church; The Staff-Chronicle; Johnson City Chronicle; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories

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