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Today in Johnson City History: December 12

Rebecca Henderson • Dec 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Dec. 12, 1934: H.P. King’s Department Store at East Main and South Roan Streets advertised “Santa Socks” for 29 cents and 39 cents. The store also sold genuine cowhide Gladstone suitcases at $8.95 as Christmas gift suggestions for men, ladies handbags for $1, two pairs of chiffon hose for $1.50, washable frocks at $1.98 and scarf sets ranging from 79 cents to $2.98.

Dec. 12, 1985: The Johnson City Press reported that the Johnson City Washington County Chamber of Commerce would sponsor a course on the basics of politics. The course would be helpful to candidates for political office, and for those with an interest in politics and political campaigns.

Dec. 12, 2006: Former Circuit Court Judge and District Attorney General Lewis May died at age 85.

Source: Johnson City Press

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