State Farm Insurance Regional Office

Frank Caperton, April 2, 2019 State Farm Insurance has maintained a regional office in Murfreesboro since 1954. The following is a pamphlet that was distributed by the Data Processing department as a memento at the grand opening of the ‘new’ State Farm regional office location at 2500 Memorial Blvd., October…

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Hayes more than a county all-star

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, March 25, 2019 I love studying the history of football, beginning with the first game of intercollegiate football in 1869, Rutgers vs. Princeton. My husband, Charles Dwayne Harber, played the game for seven years and was awarded a state honor in football as a…

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Captain William Lytle Dedication

Lytle Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 22, 2019 The Captain William Lytle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution conducted a dedication ceremony commemorating a DAR marker for Captain William Lytle. Perhaps as many as 200 people attended the festivities held at the Lytle Family Cemetery, located next door to…

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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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