Monkey Woman Bridge, June 15, 1957

The Daily News Journal, June 15, 1957 You know, local history it is truly rewarding. Just today, we were browsing through the June 15, 1957 edition of the Daily News Journal and came across an article regarding ‘Monkey Woman Bridge’ as it stood on Almaville Road in 1957. The bridge…

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1972 Polk Hotel Ad

The Daily News Journal, October 3, 1972 The James K. Polk Hotel operated at 200 East Main Street, current site of SunTrust bank, from 1927 till razed in 1977.

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Lookie what I found: The Bavarian Lounge, 1975

The Daily News Journal, March 30, 1975 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history.  Do YOU remember the old Bavarian Lounge once located at the Holiday Inn, Old Fort Pkwy. and I-24???

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Sharing the ‘Dixie Dewdrop’ Story

Ken Beck, the Murfreesboro Post, December 26, 2018 “And now friends we present Uncle Dave Macon, the Dixie Dewdrop, with his plug hat, gold teeth, chin whiskers, gates-ajar color and that million-dollar Tennessee smile. Let her go Uncle Dave!” To his sons and grandchildren he was known as “Pap,” but…

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Lookie what I Found: Jason & Elise Simmons

The Daily News Journal, August 30, 1998 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history. I was browsing through the August 30, 1998 edition of the DNJ and came across RCHS members Jason & Elise Simmons –…

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Merry Christmas from the Ransom Rowdies!

Each Saturday morning a dedicated group of local historians gather at the Ransom School House for what we call ‘Coffee & Conversation’. We call the regulars the ‘Ransom Rowdies‘. Stop by one Saturday morning and you too entered as a newest member of the elite Ransom Rowdies!

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Jakes preserves historical home for modern use

Jason Reynolds, The Murfreesboro Post, December 20, 2018 A house dating to the late 1800s has been lovingly restored and found new life. Murfreesboro real estate broker Bill Jakes held an open house and ribbon-cutting on Monday, December 10 for the house at 305 North Highland Ave. that is his new realty…

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‘Local George Washington’ no longer ignored

Curt Anderson, The Daily News Journal, February 10, 1985 A group of local history buffs who say the contributions of “Rutherford County’s George Washington” have been largely forgotten want to name an area around the Courthouse for the surveyor who laid out Murfreesboro. An examination into the work of hugh…

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Reeves-Sain Drug Store, thanks for the Memories

Jason Reynolds, The Murfreesboro Post, December 11, 2018 No one knows quite how long the Walking Eagles breakfast club has been meeting, but all agree it has been 20 years or so.  Now, the club that was based at Reeves-Sain is meeting at Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits on Memorial…

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Central High School Photos Saved

The pics from Central High School have been ‘rescued’ from the recently closed Reeves-Sain Drug Store!!! Much appreciation to the management (former) of Reeves-Sain and Dr. John Ash of Murfreesboro’s Central Magnet School.

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Historical letters from German soldier enlightening

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, December 3, 2018 German immigrant Private Daniel Miller held Federal guard duty on Fortress Rosecrans for a year and a half (Oct. 1863-April 1864) following the Stones River battle. With incredible detective work by Dr. Homer and Mable Pittard, a startling discovery was made…

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A rainy, rainy tour of Old Jefferson

Old Jefferson, Near Smyrna, Tennessee, December 1, 2018 Yes, it rained and rained, still, Toby Francis led a tour of ‘Old Jefferson’. BTW, ‘Old Jefferson’ was the county seat of Rutherford County from 1803 till 1811.

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Murfreesboro Founding Time Line

Greg Tucker, Rutherford County Historical Society The decision to locate the new Rutherford County seat of government near Murfree’s Spring was voted by a four to three margin in the spring of 1812.  The exact date of the founding of Murfreesboro, however, could fall on any one of several significant…

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