Today in Johnson City History: March 24

By Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press

March 24, 1887: The Comet reported that Mayor W.A. Dickinson had eaten hash for dinner the previous night.

March 24, 1904: The Comet reported that passenger train No. 22 struck a team of horses at a road crossing near Limestone, instantly killing the horses and driver, who was identified as a Mr. Collette.

March 24, 1958: The Veterans Hospital at Mountain Home was amid an influenza epidemic that forced visitation restrictions. At the outbreak’s peak, the hospital was treating more than 100 flu cases.

March 24, 2017: The newly-formed East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees held its initial quarterly meeting.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; ETSU

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