Washington County, Tennessee Public Schools, 1911-1916

Recently, we've cataloged several publications regarding education in Appalachia into our Special Collections,  which is our permanent collection of books and other printed materials. These materials can be found by searching ETSU's library catalog (accessible by clicking here). A few of these newly cataloged publications include the Annual Reports of the Public Schools of Washington County, …

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“The Sleeping Beauty” at the Majestic Theatre, Johnson City, Tennessee

We found this film history gem in the Johnson City-Washington County Area Chamber of Commerce Records. The flyer is for the Majestic Theatre's screening of the silent film, "The Sleeping Beauty." This version of "Sleeping Beauty" was produced by Warner's Features, Inc. in 1913. Unfortunately, damage to the flyer's bottom right corner removed the year. However, we …

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The Moon

Be sure to catch a glimpse of the harvest moon, which is due to arrive in the Northern Hemisphere this Saturday, September 29. According to Weather Channel meteorologists, the harvest moon occurs when “the full moon closest to the autumn equinox” rises. (For more information, see the Weather Channel’s report by clicking here.) Last week, …

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Happy Autumn!

Here is a bit of reflection on autumn by 10 year old A.B. Bowman. Notations on the back of the document indicate he wrote it for a composition assignment on October 15, 1863 in Johnson's Depot, E. Tenn. Click to enlarge or see transcription below: Transcription: "We look a round and see the beautiful trees …

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