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Today in Johnson City History: July 30

July 30, 1889: Charles Thomas Bowman was born in Gray Station. Better known as “Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman,” he wrote many songs, including railroad songs, such as “Nine Pound Hammer.” He was a good friend of Congressman B. Carroll Reece, and wrote the “Reece…

Today in Johnson City History: July 29

July 29, 1897: The Comet warned against the hazards of smoking cigarettes and employment. It quoted the Morristown Gazette, “The time may come, and may not be a long way off either, when business men and corporations will refuse to employee a cigarette smoker.” The same issue of The Comet told of an annular eclipse of the sun on that day; it would be “visible only as a partial eclipse in Johnson City.”

Today in Johnson City History: July 29

July 29, 1897: The Comet warned against the hazards of smoking cigarettes and employment. It quoted the Morristown Gazette, “The time may come, and may not be a long way off either, when business men and corporations will refuse to employee a cigarette smoker.” The same issue of The…

Today in Johnson City History: July 28

July 28, 1897: A three-day fair began at Austin Springs. This was the first fair held in Johnson City. July 28, 1910: Judge R.B. Cooke, a candidate for the Tennessee supreme court and the son of a former justice, debated Gen. Harvey Hannah at the Hippodrome in Johnson City. July 28, 1953:…

Today in Johnson City History: July 27

July 27, 1893: The Comet advised, “One reason large fish are not sold net is that they cannot be weighted without the scales.” The same issue of The Comet also carried several articles about the World’s Fair, which was running during that time in Chicago.

Today in Johnson City History: July 27

July 27, 1893: The Comet advised, “One reason large fish are not sold net is that they cannot be weighted without the scales.” The same issue of The Comet also carried several articles about the World’s Fair, which was running during that time in Chicago. July 27, 1911: The…

Today in Johnson City History: July 25

July 25, 1889: The Johnson City Tin & Stove Co. advertised that it had taken over the business of Pierce & Mann to sell the most complete line of stoves and tinware ever displayed in Johnson City. The company boasted a stock of refrigerators, ice cream freezers, water coolers, water sets, bath tubs, ranges and gasoline and coal oil stoves.

Today in Johnson City History: July 25

July 25, 1889: The Johnson City Tin & Stove Co. advertised that it had taken over the business of Pierce & Mann to sell the most complete line of stoves and tinware ever displayed in Johnson City. The company boasted a stock of refrigerators, ice cream freezers, water coolers, water sets,…