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Today in Johnson City History: November 4

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Nov 4, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Nov. 1897: Sam Sherfey, the accommodating boot black at the Eclipse barber shop, had gone to Virginia and married him a wife. Sam had returned to Johnson City, and his wife was expected to follow.

Nov. 4, 1904: Prominent architects from New York City had visited the city recently “to look after contracts and buildings under construction at the Soldier’s Home.”

Nov. 4, 1968: Dawn of Hope Developmental Center, a program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, opened in St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Nov. 4, 2009: The Johnson City Press reported that Jonesborough resident Jim Stevens had been seeing the face of Jesus in the morning dew on his pickup’s driver’s side door window for a few weeks.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Staff; “History of Washington County, Tennessee”; Johnson City Press