Rotary Club of Murfreesboro Veterans’ Round Table

November 23, 2021, Carriage Lane Reception House Tuesday, November 23, 2021, was a special day at the Rotary Club of Murfreesboro (aka Noon Rotary) – 2021 Rotarian of the Year Brett Garner interviewed U.S Navy veterans Phil Barnett (service date (1973-2004), World War II Navy vet George Pope (1943-1946) and…

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Frow Chips October 13, 1971

October 13, 1971 Click below and learn what was happening at the Rutherford County Historical Society, October, 1971 Please click this link and enjoy! From this edition: The Yankee soldier who had a ball Elbert Watts entered the Union army as a one-year volunteer on August 31, 1864. A native…

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1999 Aerial Map of The Avenue

October 13, 2021, Ransom School House Wow – 1999. Seems only a couple of months ago. Yet, look how the Old Fort Parkway/North Thompson Lane area has changed. Outlined in red is the proposed ‘Avenue Project’. There is no Medical Center Parkway.No hospital.No The Oaks Shopping CenterThere isn’t even a…

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Rutherford County Courthouse Museum Ribbon Cutting

November 21, 2021 – Rutherford County Courthouse Museum (MURFREESBORO) The historic courtroom in the Rutherford County Courthouse has been the focal point of many events that have impacted this community, and it has a new museum about this area officially opened with a ribbon cutting at 3:00 o’clock this past…

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RCHS Publication No. 14, 1980 (Winter)

Publication No. 14 TABLE OF CONTENTS First Presbyterian Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn. by Dr. Ernest HooperThe Kirks and Montgomerys by: Alexander Montgomery furnished by Jane Snell WoodsA History of the Russell Homeplace by Tom L. RussellJohn Taylor Lytle by Clarice MillerRevolutionary Pension Record of John M. Leak furnished by Mrs. Edna…

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May 12, 1971 – Mitchell Neilson Students win Seal Contest

May 12, 1971, Daily News Journal Mrs. Burton’s Students at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School were winners in the recent Seal contest sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi. 1st Row: Judy Harrison, Michele Adams, Teresa Higdon, Ginna Follis 2nd Row: Margaret Goin, Jenny McMurry, Karen Deck, Melanie Guthrie, Pam Wrather, Vicki Coffey, Libby…

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Sneak Peak of the new Rutherford County Courthouse Museum

November 18, 2021, Rutherford County Courthouse Museum Thursday, November 18, 2021, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron asked RCHS volunteers Frank Caperton and Carol Robertson White to preview the soon-to-be-open Rutherford County Courthouse Museum, slated to open this Sunday, November 21.

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The 2021 Annual Awards Banquet

November 5, 2021, Carriage Lane Reception House (MURFREESBORO, CARRIAGE LANE RECEPTION HOUSE) An organization that is dedicated to preserving facts, photos and memorabilia from past generations gathered Friday night (11/5/2021) at Carriage Lane Inn for its 2021 Awards Dinner. The Rutherford County Historical Society had the exchanging of the gavel…

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The very first edition of the ‘Frow Chips’

September 15, 1971 Wow. 1971. Seems so long ago. So much going on in the world, Tennessee, even Rutherford County. Yet there were local historians, committed local historians doing what they do best – preserving and documenting Rutherford County History. The first Frow Chips wasn’t fancy nor long; just full…

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The Lytle-Harrison House

Froe Chips, September/October, 2021, Researched and Written by Barry Lamb As Lieutenant Carter Bassett Harrison and his regiment, the 51st Ohio Infantry Regiment, USA, prepared for battle against the southern defenders of Murfreesboro on January 2, 1863, he had no way of knowing that he would soon be engaging in…

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RCHS Publication No. 13, 1979 (Spring)

Publication No. 13 TENNESSEE HISTORY IN JEOPARDY In recent months leaders of a national association have made the following statement “A page of Tennessee’s history should be torn out and thrown away”. They were referring to the Confederate States of America and the part Tennessee and her people played in…

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An Endoparasitic Snake?

Rutherford County Medicine Meets the X-Files in the 1870s Froe Chips, September/October, 2021, Dr. Steve Murphree The history of American medicine is filled with accounts of unusual ailments and treatments, many of which can be found in the records of local and state medical associations and societies. Arguably, the most…

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RCHS Publication No. 12, 1979 (Winter)

Publication No. 12 If variety is the spice of life, the Publication No. 12 of the Rutherford County Historical Society is a fitting intercalation to an afterpiece for Publication No. 11 and an exordium for Publication No. 13. This edition of the historical records of Rutherford County contains an Apostle…

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Ideal Social Club, 1953

The Rutherford Courier, August 18, 1953 The Ideal Society Club consisted of a group of community servants who believed in fun, fellowship and service! The first mention of the Ideal Social Club in the Daily News Journal was October 3, 1933 (the club began meeting in 1932) when the Club…

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RCHS Monthly Field Trip to Batey Farm

September 11, 2021, Batey Farm The 400 acre Batey Farm, located west of Murfreesboro in the community of Blackman, is the oldest ‘Century Farm’ in Rutherford County having been established in 1807. John L. Batey gave a wonderful tour of the family cemetery, the Batey Farm store, and shared cool,…

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2021 Sam Davis Home Heritage Day

September 10, 2021, Sam Davis Home, Smyrna, Tennessee Kids and adults alike enjoyed the annual Heritage Day at Smyrna’s historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation. Heritage Day began in 1987 and seemingly grows each year. Sam Davis Home Executive Director Jenny Lamb says, “This year we have more than 600…

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RCHS Publication No. 11, 1978 (Summer)

Publication No. 11 This volume represents the second publication for 1978 and, following past practice, each member or family membership, receives a copy as a kind of “refund” for the Society membership duos. Thus, membership in the Rutherford County Historical Society must be regarded as one of the most compelling…

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Local Historian Bill Wilson in 1994

February 20, 1994, The Daily News Journal You just never what the researchers at the Rutherford County Historical Society will come across… Local historian Bill Wilson in the February 20, 1994 edition of the Daily News Journal:

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