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Today in Johnson City History: December 30

Rebecca Henderson • Dec 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Dec. 30, 1897: The Comet published a notice to creditors of the Johnson City and Carnegie Street Railway Company that they must join a Chancery Court suit and prove their claims against the company.

Dec. 30, 1936: George L. Carter died. Carter was an industrialist and railroad developer who donated land for the building of the East Tennessee Normal School, now East Tennessee State University.

Dec. 30, 1956: Newspapers reported that Embreeville resident Mrs. Robert Brockwell gave birth to a baby girl in a car as she arrived at Memorial Hospital’s emergency entrance in Johnson City.

Dec. 30, 1977: The Wildwood Market on Indian Ridge Road was robbed at gunpoint. The masked man escaped with about $250. A possibly related robbery occurred in Bristol.

Sources: The Comet, www.mtnlaurel.com, Kingsport Times-News, Johnson City Press

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