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“Just wanted to say hello…”

This selection of postcards comes from the W.B. “Pat” Watson Collection. Mr. Watson operated Pat’s Trading Post, a salvage and collectible store, at 106 Main Street in Johnson City, Tennessee during the 1930s and 1940s. Later, Mr. Watson managed an insurance company. Many of the documents in this collection came from his grandfather, James F. Beals. …

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Welcome to the new blog for the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). While we created this blog to better serve the Appalachian and ETSU communities,  we also have expectations that we will expand our reach to the broader public. We hope you will enjoy following us as we explore our collections. We also hope …

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