The Tilford-Wendel Home

May 1, 2022, Researched and written by Barry Lamb “When shall we three meet again?When the hurlyburly’s done,When the battle’s lost and won.Then shall we three meet again.”Sarah Jane Keeble The foregoing doleful, yet poetic sentiments of a wife and mother who missed her beloved husband, David Deaderick Wendel, and…

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Evergreen Cemetery No Longer a City Property

May 1, 2022, Greg Tucker, Rutherford County Historian The 150-year-old Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro is no longer owned and operated by the City. As of April 1, 2022, the real and personal property of the cemetery transferred to a non-profit corporation. The transfer will not cause any change in personnel…

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Jefferson Pike Bridge Re-build, 1970

August 6, 1970, The Rutherford Courier Workmen are shown making repairs on the Jefferson Pike bridge which is undergoing repairs. The bridge developed structural faults following its opening last year (ed. 1969) and has been closed months since was first put into use. Rutherford County Road Superintendent Bill Wilson said…

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East Main Mansion Approved for Tax Abatement

March 8, Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker Oakhurst, the 140-year-old mansion on Cherry Lane, has qualified for the Rutherford County Property Tax Abatement for Historic Restoration and Preservation. This program, the first of its kind in Tennessee, encourages preservation of historic structures by granting a ten year tax abatement for…

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The Mason-Ransom Mansion

March 11, 2022, Researched and Written by Barry Lamb “The majesty and beauty of this once stately abodeThe story of which has seldom been told.Its image beyond the barrenness of the treesBespeaks of the gay nineties at College and Academy.“ Pleasant Priestly Mason, Murfreesboro’s foremost idealistic enterprising entrepreneur of the…

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115 Front Street, Smyrna, Tennessee

February 12, 2022, Frank Caperton Carpe Cafe, 115, Front Street in downtown Smyrna, Tennessee is located in a VERY cool building. The following is a brief history – gleaned from the Rutherford Courier and the Daily News Journal.

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Campus School PTA Program

February 15, 1952, The Rutherford Courier Present day Campus School, located at 923 East Lytle Street (Murfreesboro), across from Middle Tennessee State University, was known as The Training School for many decades.

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