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Ted's Johnson City Time Warp Take a tour in time through the decades in Johnson City, Tn. on Ted's Johnson City Time Warp with drive-in movie ads, military personnel, everything Johnson City retrieved mostly from microfilm of the Johnson City Press and Archives of Appalachia-ETSU.

April 1944 - "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" - Showing Mon. and Tues., April 3rd and 4th, 1944. Retrieved and formatted...
04/03/2022

April 1944 - "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" - Showing Mon. and Tues., April 3rd and 4th, 1944. Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 2nd, 1944.

April 1963 - "Tales of Terror" - Starts Thursday, April 4th, 1963 at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street in downtown Joh...
04/03/2022

April 1963 - "Tales of Terror" - Starts Thursday, April 4th, 1963 at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street in downtown Johnson City. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 3rd, 1963.

April 1955 - "Whisky Raid" - Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 3rd, 1...
04/03/2022

April 1955 - "Whisky Raid" - Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 3rd, 1955.

April 1943 - Lieutenant Jack Rolley Brown, formally of Johnson City, was one of 597 soldiers receiving awards for aerial...
04/03/2022

April 1943 - Lieutenant Jack Rolley Brown, formally of Johnson City, was one of 597 soldiers receiving awards for aerial actions during WW II. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 3rd, 1943.

1951-52 - Science Hill High School students headed to Nashville. Photo taken from the front lawn of the old Science Hill...
04/03/2022

1951-52 - Science Hill High School students headed to Nashville. Photo taken from the front lawn of the old Science Hill High School on Roan Street. The Sevier Hotel to the left across Roan and the old Southern Railroad Station in the background, Source: Retrieved and formatted from the 1952 Wataugan.

April 1952 - "Flight To Mars" - Thursday Fri. & Sat., April 3-5, 1952 at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street in downtown...
04/03/2022

April 1952 - "Flight To Mars" - Thursday Fri. & Sat., April 3-5, 1952 at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street in downtown Johnson City. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 2nd, 1952.

April 1962 - "Sprite was first developed in West Germany in 1959 as Fanta Klare Zitrone (“Clear Lemon Fanta”) and was in...
04/02/2022

April 1962 - "Sprite was first developed in West Germany in 1959 as Fanta Klare Zitrone (“Clear Lemon Fanta”) and was introduced in the United States under the current brand name Sprite in 1961 as a competitor to 7 Up." This was about the time Sprite started being bottled at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Johnson City. I am going to post a drive-in theatre intermission commercial for Sprite in the comments when it first came out. Source of ad: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 2nd, 1962.

April 1960 - Dennis the Menace - Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 1s...
04/02/2022

April 1960 - Dennis the Menace - Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 1st, 1960.

April 1967 - "The Divots" - From left to right, front row, Perry Cutshall, Steve Widener, John McKinnon, second row,  Pa...
04/02/2022

April 1967 - "The Divots" - From left to right, front row, Perry Cutshall, Steve Widener, John McKinnon, second row, Pat Cowell, Gary Maine, Gary Brown, Jimmy Lawson (on drums). Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 1st, 1967.

Circa 1952 - The R.O.T.C. Battalion at the old Science Hill High School on Roan Street in downtown Johnson City. The old...
04/02/2022

Circa 1952 - The R.O.T.C. Battalion at the old Science Hill High School on Roan Street in downtown Johnson City. The old Science Hill High School became South Junior High in the fall of 1961 when Science Hill was relocated on John Exum Parkway and was razed in 1979. Source: Retrieved and formatted from the 1952 Wataugan.

April 1943 - Captain Harmon L. Monroe (left) of Erwin, Tenn., a medical officer, assisted by Sergeant G.C. Caddy of Wild...
04/01/2022

April 1943 - Captain Harmon L. Monroe (left) of Erwin, Tenn., a medical officer, assisted by Sergeant G.C. Caddy of Wilder, Idaho, treats the wounded leg of an American soldier on the Tunisian front. The "hospital" is a portable operating room mounted on a truck, near the front. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 1st, 1943.

April 1968 - Photo looking east down West Market St. from the intersection of West Market and West Watauga Ave. The entr...
04/01/2022

April 1968 - Photo looking east down West Market St. from the intersection of West Market and West Watauga Ave. The entrance to the building on the left with the awning was Bill Garland's Barber Shop (present location of a vacant lot), and on the corner to the right across W. Market was the original Wilson's Pharmacy (houses on the right beyond the apartment building have all been removed). The next building down West Market on the left was Leon Ferenbach Inc. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 1st, 1968.

March 1953 - "Ma and Pa On Vacation" - Starts Tomorrow - Wed., April 1st, 1953 at the Majestic Theatre on Main Street in...
04/01/2022

March 1953 - "Ma and Pa On Vacation" - Starts Tomorrow - Wed., April 1st, 1953 at the Majestic Theatre on Main Street in downtown Johnson City. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 31st, 1953.

March 1957 - Johnny Majors appears at Wright's Super Market in Johnson City on March 30th 1957. Source: Retrieved and fo...
04/01/2022

March 1957 - Johnny Majors appears at Wright's Super Market in Johnson City on March 30th 1957. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 31st, 1957.

March 1972 - Dennis the Menace - Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 31...
04/01/2022

March 1972 - Dennis the Menace - Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 31st, 1972.

Eddie LeSueur (April 13, 1934 - July 24, 2011) - Eddie LeSueur was the SHHS Annual photographer, 50-51, 51-52 and was a ...
04/01/2022

Eddie LeSueur (April 13, 1934 - July 24, 2011) - Eddie LeSueur was the SHHS Annual photographer, 50-51, 51-52 and was a photographer for the Johnson City Press Chronicle from 1961-2002. He owned/operated Cargille-LeSueur Photographic Portrait; Commercial and Wedding Photography Studio 1970-2002. Closed the studio March 31st, 2002. The Cargille-LeSueur Studio in Johnson City was founded in 1874 by James A. Cargille. His son Charles A. Cargille built the Studio Building in 1905. Mr. Cargille passed away in November 1948. Eddie's father worked for James A and Charles E. Cargille starting in 1912. Eddie's mother and father bought the Studio in 1948, and Eddie started working at the Studio in 1946 before and after school and in the summers. Eddie's father passed away in 1970 and his mother and Eddie operated the Studio until 1983 when she retired. Source: Photo retrieved and formatted from the 1952 Wataugan (Eddie's senior picture), the caption was from Eddie LeSueur's writings copied from a Class of 1952 Reunion booklet.

March 1962 - Youngsters at Calvary Presbyterian Church. At this time in 1962, the Rev. J. Graham Spurrier was the Pastor...
03/31/2022

March 1962 - Youngsters at Calvary Presbyterian Church. At this time in 1962, the Rev. J. Graham Spurrier was the Pastor at this church and the father of the 1966 Heisman trophy winner, Steve Spurrier. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 25th, 1962.

March 1966 - "Plan Youth Sunday" - Left to right are: Charles Hampton, pastor; Marty Luther, Larry Tipton, Sammy Howell,...
03/31/2022

March 1966 - "Plan Youth Sunday" - Left to right are: Charles Hampton, pastor; Marty Luther, Larry Tipton, Sammy Howell, Tony Bowman and Sandra Bryant. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 25th, 1966.

March 1968 - "Melonie and Jamie Ellis . . . Twins selected Teens of Week" These are the daughters of Jimmy Ellis who was...
03/31/2022

March 1968 - "Melonie and Jamie Ellis . . . Twins selected Teens of Week" These are the daughters of Jimmy Ellis who was chief photographer for the Johnson City Press-Chronicle from 1946-1982. Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 27th, 1968.

March 1947 - "Entrance to Tunnel - This great mountain mouth is the entrance to the diversion tunnel being completed by ...
03/30/2022

March 1947 - "Entrance to Tunnel - This great mountain mouth is the entrance to the diversion tunnel being completed by TVA in the Watauga Dam development in Carter and Johnson counties." The second picture is the houses of the TVA workers and the third picture is the interior view of the tunnel being completed by TVA on the Watauga Dam Project. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 30th, 1947.

March 1956 - "Picnic" - Starts Saturday, March 31st, 1956 at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street in downtown Johnson Cit...
03/30/2022

March 1956 - "Picnic" - Starts Saturday, March 31st, 1956 at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street in downtown Johnson City. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 30th, 1956.

March 1963 - Winning honors are Science Hill High School Students Steven Blackwell, Ben Scharfstein, Steve Presnell, Mar...
03/30/2022

March 1963 - Winning honors are Science Hill High School Students Steven Blackwell, Ben Scharfstein, Steve Presnell, Marilyn Field and Grant Trivette. Source: Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 30th, 1963.

March 1972 - The remains of a house on the right of way of the Appalachian Highway (presently I-26) near East Eighth Ave...
03/30/2022

March 1972 - The remains of a house on the right of way of the Appalachian Highway (presently I-26) near East Eighth Avenue as it is torn down to make way for the new highway. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 29th, 1972.

March 1957 - Anything that makes me chuckle is worth sharing. Caught this in the Johnson City Press dated March 29th, 19...
03/30/2022

March 1957 - Anything that makes me chuckle is worth sharing. Caught this in the Johnson City Press dated March 29th, 1957. Can't beat those Nifty Fifties! (retrieved and formatted from microfilm)

March 1946 - Announcing the Grand Opening of Johnson City's New McLellan's - Friday March 29th - 9 O'Clock A.M. (present...
03/30/2022

March 1946 - Announcing the Grand Opening of Johnson City's New McLellan's - Friday March 29th - 9 O'Clock A.M. (present location of Neuman's Cafe and Sports Bar at 225 E. Main St.) Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 29th, 1946.

March 1964 - WETB - 790 - Musical Survey of Most Requested Tunes for the Week of March 29th, 1964. Source: Retrieved and...
03/29/2022

March 1964 - WETB - 790 - Musical Survey of Most Requested Tunes for the Week of March 29th, 1964. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 29th, 1964.

March 1969 - "Swiss Family Robinson" - Starts Today - Fri. Mar. 28th, 1969 at the Majestic Theatre on Main Street in dow...
03/29/2022

March 1969 - "Swiss Family Robinson" - Starts Today - Fri. Mar. 28th, 1969 at the Majestic Theatre on Main Street in downtown Johnson City. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 28th, 1969.

March 1963 - Members of the Science Hill High School choir. From left are: Ben Scharfstein, Tony Estes, Gary Phillips, D...
03/29/2022

March 1963 - Members of the Science Hill High School choir. From left are: Ben Scharfstein, Tony Estes, Gary Phillips, Don Parrish and Wayne Bowman. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated March 28th, 1963.

Circa 1951 - Students letting out of school at the old Science Hill High School on Roan Street in downtown Johnson City....
03/28/2022

Circa 1951 - Students letting out of school at the old Science Hill High School on Roan Street in downtown Johnson City. The old Science Hill High School later became South Junior High in the fall of 1961 when Science Hill was relocated to John Exum Parkway, and was razed in early 1979. Source: Retrieved and formatted from the 1952 Wataugan.

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Welcome to Ted's Johnson City Time Warp, a page consisting of a wide variety of past events, happenings and history in Johnson City, Tennessee. These post are attributed to many hours of extensive research and work getting the most of them formatted from microfilm from the Johnson City Press-Chronicle. Much appreciation to the employees of the East Tennessee State University Sherrod Library in the microfilm department and the Archives of Appalachia for all their help in making this happen. All of these post are shared with the Johnson City Memories Group on Facebook, including many more of my post that are not included on this page. I want to thank all the people who have liked and follow this page. If there is an older post you are looking for, go to the left column and click on posts, a space will appear to the right under the cover photo that will say, 'Search for post on this page', just type in a word that relates to what you are looking for and hit enter. If you can't find it there, I suggest you search on the Johnson City Memories site.

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April 1944 - "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" - Showing Mon. and Tues., April 3rd and 4th, 1944. Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 2nd, 1944.
April 1963 - "Tales of Terror" - Starts Thursday, April 4th, 1963 at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street in downtown Johnson City. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 3rd, 1963.
April 1955 - "Whisky Raid" - Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 3rd, 1955.
April 1943 - Lieutenant Jack Rolley Brown, formally of Johnson City, was one of 597 soldiers receiving awards for aerial actions during WW II. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 3rd, 1943.
1951-52 - Science Hill High School students headed to Nashville. Photo taken from the front lawn of the old Science Hill High School on Roan Street. The Sevier Hotel to the left across Roan and the old Southern Railroad Station in the background, Source: Retrieved and formatted from the 1952 Wataugan.
April 1952 - "Flight To Mars" - Thursday Fri. & Sat., April 3-5, 1952 at the Sevier Theatre on Spring Street in downtown Johnson City. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 2nd, 1952.
April 1962 - "Sprite was first developed in West Germany in 1959 as Fanta Klare Zitrone (“Clear Lemon Fanta”) and was introduced in the United States under the current brand name Sprite in 1961 as a competitor to 7 Up." This was about the time Sprite started being bottled at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Johnson City. I am going to post a drive-in theatre intermission commercial for Sprite in the comments when it first came out. Source of ad: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 2nd, 1962.
April 1960 - Dennis the Menace - Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 1st, 1960.
April 1967 - "The Divots" - From left to right, front row, Perry Cutshall, Steve Widener, John McKinnon, second row, Pat Cowell, Gary Maine, Gary Brown, Jimmy Lawson (on drums). Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 1st, 1967.
Circa 1952 - The R.O.T.C. Battalion at the old Science Hill High School on Roan Street in downtown Johnson City. The old Science Hill High School became South Junior High in the fall of 1961 when Science Hill was relocated on John Exum Parkway and was razed in 1979. Source: Retrieved and formatted from the 1952 Wataugan.
April 1943 - Captain Harmon L. Monroe (left) of Erwin, Tenn., a medical officer, assisted by Sergeant G.C. Caddy of Wilder, Idaho, treats the wounded leg of an American soldier on the Tunisian front. The "hospital" is a portable operating room mounted on a truck, near the front. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 1st, 1943.
April 1968 - Photo looking east down West Market St. from the intersection of West Market and West Watauga Ave. The entrance to the building on the left with the awning was Bill Garland's Barber Shop (present location of a vacant lot), and on the corner to the right across W. Market was the original Wilson's Pharmacy (houses on the right beyond the apartment building have all been removed). The next building down West Market on the left was Leon Ferenbach Inc. Source: Retrieved and formatted from microfilm of the Johnson City Press dated April 1st, 1968.