1982 – Auctioneer Larry Sims

July 16, 1982, The Daily News Journal Larry sims looking fine in this 1982 Daily News Journal photo. You never know what – or who – we will come across when we research a topic.

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Jack Hinson’s One Man War

August 19, 2019, Rutherford County Archive More than 100 attendees enjoyed the More than 110 attendees enjoyed the narrative of Jack Hinson of Civil War fame Monday night at the Rutherford County Archive Building, 435 Rice Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Judge Ben Hall McFarlin shared how Jack Hinson of Dover, Tennessee…

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1954 Murfreesboro Community Concert Association

From the collection of Ernie Johns, November 9, 1954 The Murfreesboro Community Concert Association was organized March 11, 1931. P.A. Lyon was elected as the first president with other officers including vice president J.A. Kirtley, Mrs, Clarence Bruner (also listed as Vice President), C.B. Bell as treasurer, and Mrs, john…

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2019 Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame: Jimmy Martin

August 8, 2019, www.GoBlueRaiders.com, Josh Vardaman, MT Athletic Communications MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – In 1971, Middle Tennessee State University started construction on a brand new, 11,500-seat basketball arena to house the Blue Raiders’ budding men’s basketball program (the women’s program didn’t start until 1975). To help make the first year in their new…

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Monday, August 19, 7:00PM

Monday, August 19, Rutherford County Archive, 435 Rice Street: Judge Ben Hall McFarlin will share the story of Civil War sharpshooter Jack Hinson and how Mr. Hinson’s one-of-a-kind Civil War rifle made its way to Rutherford County…

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Oldest county resident, 107, honored

August 5, 2019, The Murfreesboro Post, Jason Reynolds Rutherford County’s oldest known resident, at age 107, was honored with several proclamations and a reception at NHC Murfreesboro recently. Martha Etta Dudney Jones on July 25, Centenarian Appreciation Day, was inducted into the Century Club of Rutherford County. She was presented…

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Happy Hill Remembered

Wendi Watts, the Daily News Journal, February 22, 1995 Black education changed through the years in Rutherford County Black Education in Rutherford County has gone through a lot of changes in the past 50 years. In the 1930s and 1940s, Thelma Marie Turrentine Marshall went to class in a one-room…

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Medlock Baptism on the Stones River near Salem Pike

July 23, 2019, Bill Jakes From Bill Jakes: “I was given this wonderful photo by a cousin today. It was supposedly taken shortly after a family member’s funeral so it is believed to be from April of 1947. The preacher who performed these creek baptisms was Woodrow Medlock.”

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The First Battle of Murfreesboro at Oaklands Mansion

July 13, 2019, Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro, Tennessee The time was 0400, 13 July, 1862. The place was the Maney Plantation, north of the sleepy town of Murfreesborough, Tennessee. Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest used surprise, daring and military genius to surprise and defeated the 9th Michigan in the shadow of Oaklands…

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Interview at Monkey woman Bridge

July 8, 2019 Scott Broden of the Daily News Journal interviewed Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker at ‘Monkey Woman Bridge’ at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. More on ‘Monkey Woman Bridge: Monkey Woman Bridge, June 15, 1957 A piece of Smyrna folklore: The legend of ‘Monkey Woman Bridge’

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Rutherford County Cemeteries Driving Tour Brochure

Several historical preservation organizations collaborated on this brochure including: Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, Rutherford County Historical Society, Rutherford County Archives, Rutherford County OIT/GIS, and Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center.

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Brackin School

Compiled from ‘Rutherford County Schools to 1972’ by the Rutherford County Historical Society, published 1986 BRACKIN SCHOOL fl. 1878 was located on the south side of the old Jefferson Pike, near the railroad, and in the area now known as the Smyrna Air Base. The site of the school and…

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Cedar Grove School

Compiled from ‘Rutherford County Schools to 1972’ by the Rutherford County Historical Society, published 1986 CEDAR GROVE SCHOOL before 1897-1936 was located in the area between the old Nashville Highway and the present Interstate Highway. It was on the east side of Cedar Grove Road about one-half mile north of…

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The History of Commerce Union Bank of Rutherford County

Commerce Union Bank, once located at the present day Bank of America, 120 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, produced a booklet in 1980, written by Dr. Bob Corlew, dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Corlew was also a leading member of the Rutherford…

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Revitalizing Ransom

June 13, 2005, Doug Davis, The Daily News Journal Historic group plans to revive former private school on Academy A historic preservation group is hoping to restore an 1800s brick home on North Academy Street – the Eliza Ransom Private School – and fill it with classrooms of children once…

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