Can you hear the whistles blowing?

The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC) was certainly a local railroad. The Tennessee legislature granted permission for its’ construction in 1866. After false starts and delays, it finally was up and running to the mines at Cranberry, NC. Johnson City was the location for the Headquarters with the offices and the depot […]

Posted on June 6th, 2008 by Ken Harrison in History

Strange Markings on the Curbstone

On those quiet walks you take through our special neighborhood, here is a curiosity that you can search out. Back during the first half of the 20th century, the City Water Department used a special marking system to make their repair work easier. When a section of the “Carter Addition” (our neighborhood) would be developed […]

Posted on June 6th, 2008 by Ken Harrison in History