Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Johnson City is a town that has grown with the times, from a sleepy depot stop to a thriving city. In this collection of history gems, Johnson City Press "Yesteryear" columnist Bob Cox expertly combs through the past to uncover stories of rampaging elephants and the fiddling Taylor brothers, the five railroads and the Soldiers' Home, the Civil War and westward expansion. Come along and experience a place of homegrown music and enduring memories. Experience Johnson City.
About the Author
Bob Cox was born and raised in Johnson City and stayed around to attend East Tennessee State University. He is a retired chemical engineer and makes his home is Columbia, South Carolina, but still frequents Johnson City on a regular basis. He also currently freelances for the Johnson City Press and writes a history column titled "Yesteryear." Last year, he authored Fiddlin Charlie BowmanAn East Tennessee Old-Time Music Pioneer and His Musical Family for the University of Tennessee Press, and is working on a sequel. He is an avid collector of East Tennessee history and enjoys researching the past.