Harber’s History: Honor, integrity key for Yoakum

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, January 7, 2017 Henderson King Yoakum lived the fullest life in 46 years of any individual in Rutherford County history. He was a Murfreesboro mayor for six years and also shaped the Republic of Texas into the free, existing state of today. Dr. Homer…

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Harber’s History: McFadden’s Ford was a Civil War travesty

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, December 11, 2016 Every Rutherford County citizen is familiar with McFadden’s Ford, a shallow Stones River crossing in Murfreesboro that was the site of a crucial Civil War combat.  Yet, it is intriguing to revisit this story and seek new discovery.  Jim Lewis, longtime…

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Harber’s History: Absalom Scales House continues as heirloom

Susan Harber, the Daily News Journal, November 13, 2016 The name Absalom is translated from a Hebrew origin meaning “father of peace.” Absalom Scales of Eagleville personified peaceful living and is one of my favorite early pioneers, who courageously established a real home in present-day Rutherford County that is still…

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Katherine Walkup was Vigorous Historian

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, October 29, 2016 Nina Katherine Haynes Walkup was an extraordinary historian and my friend in Smyrna.  She always had a smile and kind word for me.  Just weeks before her passing, Katherine contacted me inquiring on any new historical information I had on record…

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