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A train hits a milk wagon, A new store draws thousands, A log splitting contest and more were reported on this day in Johnson City history.

June 13, 1872: The Herald and Tribune reported information about Duffield Academy in Elizabethton. “The next session of this school opens on t…

June 6, 1889: According to The Comet, “A week or two ago the Johnson City Furniture Company advertised in the Comet for a good turner. The sec…

June 4, 1845: The Jonesborough Whig and Independent Journal reported, “We are authorized and requested to announce JONATHAN HARTMAN as a candi…

May 31, 1867: The East Tennessee Union Flag gave this advice to its readers: “He who seldom thinks of heaven is not likely to get there, as th…

May 27, 1886: The Comet regaled readers with the news of a recent elopement. “Quiet a romantic marriage occurred on Roan Hill, ‘neath the over…

May 25, 1866: The East Tennessee Union Flag reported, “Some thieves went to the residence of Dr. Murray in this county and stole his horses, b…

May 24, 1867: The East Tennessee Union Flag ran a classified advertisement for Sam Kirkpatrick. “I loaned a friend two volumes of ‘Youngs Nigh…