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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Black History Month – Women of Murfreesboro

February 8, 2019, Murfreesboro City Channel 3 Have you heard the story of Ann Bradford Stokes? Do you know about Lutie Lytle’s contributions to the legal world? Both women were from Murfreesboro and had an impact in the world of medicine and the legal profession. Find out their stories as…

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American Legion Post 16 Baseball Team

Alvin C. York Hospital Collection, February 7, 2019 The Rutherford County Historical Society acquired thousands of photos from the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in December, 2018. Can you ID the boys in this pic? Please send your answers to rutherfordtnhistory@gmail.com.

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Adventures In Murphry’s Burrow, featuring

Murfreesboro City TV Channel 3, February 6, 2019 Murph is an inquisitive rabbit that interviews guests that come visit his burrow. He also visits unique and interesting people and places in the city. This month, Murph visited RCHS President Walter White and Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker at the historic…

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Black History Month-Women of Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro City Channel 3, February 6, 2019 The Murfreesboro Union provided news to African Americans in the early and mid-20th century. Copies of the newspapers are scarce as only a handful are known to exist. The Rutherford County Archives is in search of copies to add to their collection. Please…

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Photo from the Alvin C. York Medical Center

Alvin C. York Hospital Collection, February 6, 2019 The Rutherford County Historical Society acquired thousands of photos from the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in December, 2018. Can you ID the person in this pic? Please send your answers to rutherfordtnhistory@gmail.com.

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Smyrna/La Vergne History Series

Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna, Tennessee, February 2, 2019 Today saw 61 attendees at our first Smyrna/La Vergne History Series. The topics were wide and varied – and VERY enjoyable!

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Remnants of Fortress Rosecrans on Medical Center Pkwy.

February 2, 2019, Frank Caperton & Eddie Smotherman RCHS member and retired Chief Ranger of the Stones River National Battlefield Gib Backlund recently invited Murfreesboro City Council Member and RCHS Board member Eddie Smotherman, Chief Ranger Jim Lewis of the Stones River National Battlefield, Scott Broden of the Daily news…

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Monday, March 18, 5:30PM

Monday, March 18, 5:30PM, Oaklands Mansion, 900 North Maney Ave.: Our annual Show & Tell dinner banquet. Bring a piece of YOUR local history! Cost is only $15 per person which included dinner. Please click here to buy your ticket today!

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Video Day at the Benevolent Cemetery (South Church Street)

Frank Caperton, January 28, 2019 Michael Nevills of Murfreesboro’s City TV 3 is producing a piece regarding the history and importance of the ‘Benevolent Cemetery’ located on South Church. The video will air on Murfreesboro City TV Channel 3 in February. I met Michael at the Benevolent Cemetery and found…

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