On This Day in Kingsport History

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With a story for each day of the year, Kingsport City archivist and author Brianne Wright illuminates the significant people, places and events of the Model City. Charley Grubb evaded his prison sentence when he slyly escaped from the courtroom during the jury deliberations on May 25, 1929. On June 5, 1936, the Rotherwood Bridge collapse nearly claimed five lives. After four decades, the State Theater officially aired its last film on March 26, 1978. The city's first "Fun Fest," held on August 8, 1981, aimed to bolster community unity. From its early days as Boatyard to the modern-day Kingsport, colorful characters and quirky events shaped the city's unique history one day at a time.
ISBN: 9781467137621
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Images: 50
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Brianne Wright has been the archivist for the City of Kingsport since 2007. She is the author of Downtown Kingsport: Images of America. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and received her master's in archival studies from East Tennessee State University. She was a recipient of the East Tennessee Historical Society's Award of Excellence in 2014. She lives in Church Hill, Tennessee, with her husband, Mitch, and daughter, Lily.
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