Nov. 22, 1888: The building boom in Johnson City seemed to be increasing notwithstanding the bad weather.
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Nov. 21, 1889: A new sidewalk was being laid on Spring Street. The Comet predicted it would be among the best in town.
Johnson City officials plan to wrap up its yearlong sesquicentennial celebration with a community party at Legacy Plaza in King Commons on Dec. 1.
Nov. 20, 1890: Workmen were busy digging a ditch to drain the lake on Roan Street.
Nov. 19, 1885: Some unknown person had circulated the news at and around Elk Park, North Carolina, that Capt. Gus Darden, ET&WNC Railroad’s superintendent, was a married man, according to a letter published in The Comet. “The captain is silent on the subject, but I step forward to deny the allegations and defy the aligator (sic). Supper promptly at six Capt.” — Respectfully, Ed Hodge.
Nov. 18, 1886: The young men of Johnson City were organizing a rollerskating club. They had leased the first floor of the old Austin factory building and were refitted it for rink purposes.
People who who knew him recall Homer L. Pease as a man of grit and determination. The Johnson City native showed those qualities in 1942 when he joined the Army at age 13.
Nov. 17, 1877: W.G. Barker was elected secretary of the Science Hill Literary Society.
Nov. 16, 1893: The Watauga Tannery, one of Johnson City’s oldest and largest businesses, was building an addition to its beam house. The business was located at the base of the Tannery Knob, possibly on the current site of the City Garage. It was owned by G.B. and E. Horton of New York and S.H. Yokum and H. Gildersleeve of Johnson City.
Nov. 13, 1890: The city’s Street Committee was accepting sealed proposals for the grading of several streets within the corporate limits. “The Board of Mayor and Aldermen reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.”
Johnson City, TN
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. 2017 estimated population was 66,391, making it the ninth-largest city in the state.