Tour of Old Jefferson

Jefferson Springs native Toby Francis conducted a tour of Old Jefferson for a few former residents of the community once known as Jefferson.  The weather was warm and beautiful as were the memories shared by all.

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Collier-Crichlow-Smythe House’s beauty shines through years

Susan Harber, the Daily News Journal, March 18, 2017 I have thoroughly enjoyed touring the Collier-Crichlow-Smythe House twice in recent times.  The interior of this majestic home on East Main Street is abounding in special treasures and wondrous collections.  The rare antiques are beyond astonishing in the 18 rooms. This…

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Harber’s History: Rutherford coverlets preserved in time

Susan, Harber, The Daily News Journal, February 19, 2017 Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series. Coverlets in Rutherford County of the 19th century were an artistic expression of high expertise. These exquisite gems are preserved over time from both Peru and Egyptian deserts in the…

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Harber’s History: Long Hunter Park a premium asset

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, February 5, 2017 Long Hunter State Park includes 2,600 pristine acres along 30 miles of shoreline in both Davidson and Rutherford counties. The area became a state park in 1974 and has four segments, including Couchville (center), Baker’s Grove (north), Bryant Grove (south) and…

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Harber’s History: Marymont rose to great heights

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, January 21, 2017 Marymont, named for Mary Rucker Donnell on Rucker Lane, has shined as a rare historical jewel in our county for 155 years. The home of Southern Colonial architecture was listed with the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. In 1795,…

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