Businesses

Johnson City Development Company Had Choice Land for Sale in 1921

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In 1921, an advertisement in a local Johnson City newspaper contained these words: "If  you are going to farm, why not sell out and buy where you can get every advantage for yourself and family?" The real estate ad was placed by Stanyarne Little of the Johnson City Development Company (later known as the Stanyarne Little Co.

The Capitol Sweet Shoppe Opened Its Doors On W. Main in 1930

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A Monday, March 21, 1930 edition of the Johnson City Staff-News had an attention grabbing announcement as noted in my column photo. I decided to fire up my Yesteryear Time Machine and take us on a trip to participate in the store's "Grand Opening." After setting the dial to that date, 2 p.m. and 248 W. Main Street, we swiftly arrive at our destination in yesteryear.

Tennessee Hotelmen's Association Was Guest of City in 1928

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In the fall of 1928, the Tennessee Hotelmen's Association held a two-day conference in Johnson City at the downtown John Sevier Hotel. Folsom B. Taylor, manager of the 10-story structure and vice-president of the state association, served as host. W.W. Westmoreland, manager of the hotel and J.M. Majors, administrator of the nearby Colonial Hotel also served as hosts.

Hannah's Inc. Heavily Advertised “Dependable Wear for Men, Boys”

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In the late 1940s, Mom and I shopped for my clothing needs at Parks-Belk under the able guidance of Morris Thompson. As I grew older I started patronizing Kings Department Store where funnyman Ed Bateman helped guide me through selections (while continually reminding me that I needed to get married).