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Today in Johnson City History: December 27

Rebecca Henderson • Dec 27, 2018 at 7:15 AM

Dec. 27, 1900: The Comet reported, “The social event of the week was the fancy dress party tendered by Mr. and Mrs. William J. Exum, on the evening of the 21st.”

Dec. 27, 1930: Fire damaged Central Baptist Church.

Dec.  27, 1937: The Business and Professional Women of Johnson City heard a program on “Three Wise Men.” The organization met at the Hotel John Sevier, with Beulah Snyder being the program chair for the evening.

Dec. 27, 1971: City Commissioner William B. Pennebaker died.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Postcard History Series; Archives of Appalachia, Cox-Painter-Adams Family Papers; City of Johnson City

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