2019 Show & Tell

Oaklands Mansion, March, 18, 2019 Wow – what to say about the 2019 edition of the annual RCHS Show & Tell. More than fifty local history enthusiasts enjoyed a meal provided by Carriage Lane Reception House on the grounds of the historic Oaklands Mansion. The evening saw volksmarching sticks, rail…

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Colgate Princess Doll Offer

The Daily News Journal, September 27, 1951 You know, it wasn’t too awfully long ago companies made offerings to entice customers new and old to purchase their product. Duz Detergent and their free glasses, jelly jars used as table glasses, and many,many more. Look at all the locally owned grocers…

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Renault Dealership in Murfreesboro?

Murfreesboro Import Motors was operated by J.D. Tyner and A.R. Dyer at 612 West College Street (present day 610 Building and Todd Janitorial Service) approximately from March or 1959 till August of 1962. Note: You had to be married AND sober to sell Renault cars at Murfreesboro Import Motors…

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First City Bank moves to the City Center

The Daily News Journal, April 30, 1989 Discussion regarding the tallest building in Murfreesboro officially began in 1987. First City Bank moved into the ‘tall building’ April 30, 1989. Want to learn more about Murfreesboro’s tallest building? Click on the following articles… February 8, 1987 – NHC plans 15-story Building…

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NHC plans 15-story Building

Tom Spigolon, The Daily News Journal, February 8, 1987 Murfreesboro-based National Health Care Corp. could begin construction within six months on a 15-story office building to house its new headquarters near the Public Square. Please visit “A View from the Top” article from 2012 for a view from the top…

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Big Daddy Bradley’s Red Barn Square Dance

Contributed by Randall Upchurch & Danny Campbell, March 15, 2019 Big Daddy Bradley’s Red Barn Square Dance, was located in Walter Hill behind Crossroads Market. Thank you Danny Campbell for sharing this pic. Danny had his first stage appearance here in 1974 at the age of 9!

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1975 Map of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County

Rutherford County Historical Society, March 15,2019 Banks, gas stations, funeral homes, radio stations – so many businesses gave away maps back ‘in the day’. This is a map of 1975 Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Map from Citizens Central Bank. Citizens Central Bank was once located at 319 North Maple Street (Murfreesboro) current…

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Madelyn Scales Harris

RCHS Monthly Meeting, February 18, 2019 Our monthly meeting featured Murfreesboro City Council Member Madelyn Scales Harris. Madelyn has a phenomenal story to share – a story of laughter, a story of love and a story of family service to our community.

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Black History Month, The Benevolent Cemetery

Murfreesboro City TV Channel 3, February 15, 2019 A historic site once forgotten in Murfreesboro is soon to get a new life. The Benevolent Cemetery located off Church Street was covered in brush and broken headstones. Hundreds are buried there including members of the famed Buffalo Soldiers, a black cavalry…

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Robert Weakly of Old Jefferson

RCHS Publication 17, Spring 1981 Publication number 17 contains an article on the town of Jefferson while it was the county court seat, 1803-1811. Robert Weakley was one of the founders of Jefferson and a portrait of him is a part of our cover. Some of Robert Weakley’s descendants still…

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Smyrna High ‘Rock’ School holds Untold Memories

The Daily News Journal, Susan Harber, February 11, 2019 A generation of history within the walls of the Old Rock School in one article is unfeasible to behold. Thus, we will touch on bare highlights of a Smyrna school that originated some of the sharpest and most keen business minds…

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