Today in Johnson City History: March 26

March 26, 1892: T.E. Matson was elected mayor. He ran against E.H. Stebens, with a total of 953 votes being cast. At that time, Johnson City was divided into four wards.

March 26, 1910: Two revivals were in progress in Johnson City with large attendance. The Rev. J. Edmund Brown, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was assisted by the the Rev. J. Lynn Bachman of Sweetwater, with the Rev. T.M.P. Woods of Plumtree, North Carolina, in charge of the choir. Meanwhile the Rev. J.J. Robinette, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was assisted by L.H. Baker of Berkley, California.

March 26, 1941: State Teachers College President C.C. Sherrod confirmed reports he had rejected the terms of an offer to be Knoxville’s school superintendent but noted negotiations were ongoing.

March 26, 2009: Former U.S. Vice President Albert Gore Jr. spoke about climate change at East Tennessee State University’s mini-dome.

Sources: Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection; The Comet; Kingsport Times; Johnson City Press

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