Remembering Johnson City, Tennessee

Remembering Johnson City, Tennessee

by Bob L. Cox


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596294837
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,267,526
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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 Bowman—An 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.

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Remembering Johnson City, Tennessee 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone interested in the history of East Tennessee or the Johnson City -Washington County area will love this book. The chapter on Clarence Greene, who recorded "Johnson City Blues" at the Columbia Records' 1928 recording sessions in Johnson City is a gem. Bob tracked down Clarence's son in North Carolina and those stories and several photos are published for the first time. The story of the "Lady of the Fountain" - Johnson City's landmark downtown statue, its eventual recovery from a metal recycling operation and the journey it took prior to being returned to the city is amazing. The 1886 Governor's election in which two brothers ran against each other; drawing the largest crowds in Tennessee history - entertaining crowds with fiddle tunes and criss-crossing the state traveling together arguing politics is also well written. Each chapter brings new light to various eras of local history and is a 5-star quality addition to any collection. The book is well worth the cover price.