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Trump rally draws biggest crowd in Freedom Hall history

Zach Vance, Johnson City Press • Oct 3, 2018 at 8:55 AM

President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Johnson City Monday night drew the largest crowd for a single-day event at Freedom Hall Civic Center that Director Lisa Chamness can remember.

And she has worked at Freedom Hall for more than 32 years.

Including the press, Chamness said 6,500 attendees were allowed into the civic center to see the sitting president, the first to speak at Freedom Hall since Gerald Ford did in 1976, but that’s not all.

She said another 1,000 people watched the president speak on large screens inside Freedom Hall’s auxiliary gym, and between 1,500 and 2,000 people stood outside and watched on large screens near Liberty Bell.

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