Today in Johnson City History: April 16

April 16, 1951: Gov. Gordon Browning appointed Johnson City attorney Frank Bryant as chancellor for the state’s 1st Chancery Division.

April 16, 1969: The Science Hill High School Choir presented “The Music Man” as a Centennial Event for the city of Johnson City.

April 16, 1977: Postal officials announced that the Johnson City post office was designated as a regional mail processing center for mail, beginning with mail from Kingsport and Church Hill.

April 16, 2009: The Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, was awarded $3.8 million in federal stimulus funding for renovating administrative space and the pharmacy and replacing nurse stations and the switchboard. The allotment also included $50,000 for a feasibility study for a wind turbine on the campus.

Sources: Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; Johnson City Press

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