Mayor Henry Johnson
Effective: October 15, 2005
WHEREAS, this exhibit represents thousands of hours of work effort by the Mountain Empire Modular Railroaders and other volunteers interested in preserving the area's railroad history, and;
WHEREAS, Noted Attorney and CSA Senator Landon Carter Haynes (1816-1875) was one of the main promoters of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad(present Norfolk Southern Railway) which first brought rail service to Washington County, Tennessee, and;
WHEREAS, the village of Johnson's Depot was temporarily known as "Haynesville" during the Civil War in honor of Confederate Senator Haynes but the name was changed back to recognize the Honorable Henry Johnson after Union armies chased out the Confederates (and all old grudges are hereby forgiven and forgotten), and;
WHEREAS, Landon Carter Haynes loved East Tennessee but moved to Memphis following the war and never was properly recognized for his pioneering work in bringing the railroads to East Tennessee and without the work of Sen. L. C. Haynes - Johnson's Depot and possibly Johnson City might never had reason to exist.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
THAT Saturday, October 15, 2005 is hereby declared as Landon
Carter Haynes Day at Johnson's Depot and the public is
invited to the Tipton-Haynes Farm to view this great railroad exhibit
which will be on display through 2006.