Today in Johnson City History: October 11

Oct. 11, 1884: S.B. McElreth’s Troupe, a Johnson City comedy act “well known in this country,” performed at Jobe’s Opera House.

Oct. 11, 1906: L.P. Ross hosted numerous out-of-town guests at the Hotel Carnegie for a double wedding.

Oct. 11, 1941: John Masengill, a substitute end from Greeneville, plucked an over-the-goal pass out of the hands of several Emory & Henry defenders to score the winning touchdown for the East Tennessee Teachers in an 8-6 homecoming game victory.

Oct. 11, 1994: ZZ Top performed in front of 8,500 fans at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

Oct. 11, 2017: Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois announced his upcoming retirement.

Sources: The Comet; Kingsport Times; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall; Johnson City Press

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