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Today in Johnson City History: January 1

Rebecca Henderson • Jan 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Jan. 1, 1907: George L. Carter moved the Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio Railroad offices from Bristol to Johnson City.

Jan. 1 1923: Mayne Williams Public Library opened. This was the forerunner of the Johnson City Public Library. Today, the building is Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church’s Melting Pot.

Jan. 1, 1951: Steed College of Technology opened.

Jan. 1, 1971: Charles Tyson became City Manager.

Jan. 1, 1997: Dr. Paul Stanton became President of East Tennessee State University.

Sources: Greater Johnson City, a Pictorial History; John Campbell; Nancy Stanton

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