Little Chicago, a murder mystery set to music, draws on the memories and legends left to us today of Johnson City in the Roaring Twenties. Here, as elsewhere in the nation, people were reeling from World War I. The boys were back alright, but you couldn't keep them down on the farm after they'd seen Paree. It was true for the whole city, not just the veterans. The Train. The Radio. The Telephone. Johnson City was on its way to encountering other habits and other styles. Cincinnati. Chicago. New York. To some, these cities might as well have been Paris. For others they meant hope and a new life. "Couldn't we be like those people in the movies?" With this Johnson City entered the raceway toward progress. And ran smack into all that goes with it........
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