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Today in Johnson City History: December 1

Rebecca Henderson • Nov 30, 2018 at 7:17 PM

December 1 in Johnson City History

Dec. 1, 1869. Johnson City “received its first charter from the state of Tennessee under the name of “Johnson City.”

Dec. 1, 1894. The Johnson City and Carnegie Street Railroad Company quit operating. (Source: Johnson City Postcard History Series.)

Dec. 1, 1966. Science Hill High School alumnus Steve Spurrier won the Heisman Trophy as quarterback of the Florida Gators.

(Sources: “Glimpses of Johnson City, Tennessee,” “Greater Johnson City A Pictorial History,” Johnson City Postcard History Series).

— Rebecca Henderson, Chairperson of Johnson City Sesquicentennial Commission

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