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Today in Johnson City History: June 14

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Jun 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM

June 14, 1883: The Greeneville Herald reported “C. Reeves, of Johnson City, John Holloway … are among the attorneys attending Circuit Court this week.”

June 14, 1884: The Comet reported, “Dr. J.A. Dickey, of Bristol, long known and long loved by The Comet gang, was in our city on Wednesday last on professional business. He and Dr. Emmert are helping Dr. W.W. Worley out of a ‘pinch’”.

June 14, 1888: The Comet informed readers “Unaka Springs has opened for the season and as usual will be visited by the society people of Johnson City.”

June 14, 1890: The Chattanooga Daily Times reported, “Gov. Taylor passed through the city last night en route to his home in Johnson City. He was called home on account of the sickness of his wife.”

June 14, 1928: Mrs. W.C. Goodman and children of Johnson City were visiting her mother. Mrs. A.P. Glidewell in Danville, Virginia.

June 14, 1939: The Johnson City Cardinals broke a 3-3 tie with the Kingsport Cherokees with a four-run rally in the top of the ninth. The Cherokees scored one run in the bottom, giving the Cards a 7-4 victory for the lead in the Appalachian League standings.

June 14. 1956: The City of Johnson City was seeking to have an injunction lifted preventing it from spending $42,450 for the reassessment of property.

June 14, 1965: The Johnson City Police Department was asking the City Commission to raise police salaries by roughly 5 percent. A rookie made $300 per month at the time, and a patrolman’s topped out at $345. That range is the equivalent of roughly $2,442-$2,808 per month in 2020 — $29,304-$33,396 per year.