Today in Johnson City History: March 17

By Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press March 17, 1898: The Comet reported that Johnson City’s Dr. L.B. Caldwell had just been granted a patent on a Station Indicator, “and in time there is no doubt but what all the street car lines of the country will use it.” March 17, 1966: Mary Elsie White, executive director […]

Today in Johnson City History: March 17

March 17, 1898: The Comet reported that Johnson City’s Dr. L.B. Caldwell had just been granted a patent on a Station Indicator, “and in time there is no doubt but what all the street car lines of the country will use it.”

Today in Johnson City History: March 16

March 16, 1888: The 10th annual convention of the Young Men’s Christian Associations in the Eastern District of Tennessee began in Johnson City. March 16, 1943: Mrs. Sarah Emmaline Maples Reece, mother of U.S. Rep. B. Carroll Reece, died at her home. She was the great-great-granddaughter Col. Jacob Brown, who founded the Nolichucky settlement and […]

Today in Johnson City History: March 16

March 16, 1888: The 10th annual convention of the Young Men’s Christian Associations in the Eastern District of Tennessee began in Johnson City.

Today in Johnson City History: March 15

By Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press March 15, 1884: The Comet, an early Johnson City newspaper, began publishing. Nathaniel C.T. Love was publisher, and attorneys Robert Burrow and Robert L. Taylor (later governor of Tennessee and U.S. congressman and senator) served as the newspaper’s editors. Local news included the new rollerskating rink planned for Jobe’s […]

Today in Johnson City History: March 15

March 15, 1884: The Comet, an early Johnson City newspaper, began publishing. Nathaniel C.T. Love was publisher, and attorneys Robert Burrow and Robert L. Taylor (later governor of Tennessee and U.S. congressman and senator) served as the newspaper’s editors. Local news included the new rollerskating rink planned for Jobe’s Opera House and the opening of Hunt & Lide’s Hardware and Grocery Store.

Today in Johnson City History: March 14

By REBECCA HENDERSON and JOHNSON CITY PRESS March 14, 1885: J.A. Cargille advertised fine card photographs for $1.50 to $2 per half-dozen, cabinet-size photos for $2.50 to $3 per half-dozen and panel size photos for $3.50 per half -dozen. “We cannot be neat on enlarging old pictures,” the ad in The Comet read. “Send for special rates for […]

Today in Johnson City History: March 14

March 14, 1885: J.A. Cargille advertised fine card photographs for $1.50 to $2 per half-dozen, cabinet-size photos for $2.50 to $3 per half-dozen and panel size photos for $3.50 per half -dozen. “We cannot be neat on enlarging old pictures,” the ad in The Comet read. “Send for special rates for copying old pictures.” Cargille’s photo studio, later operated as Cargille-LeSueur, was in downtown Johnson City for more than a century.

Today in Johnson City History: March 13

By REBECCA HENDERSON AND JOHNSON CITY PRESS March 13, 1890: Jerome Greenwood, the Piedmont House barber, returned to work after a bout with measles. He had added a new chair and other new furniture to his shop to keep pace with the times. March 13, 1947: A car crashed into St. John’s Episcopal Church, sending one person to nearby Appalachian […]

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