Club presents Mr. Wray, Archivist

January 21, 1973, The Daily News Journal “Comments of the Archivist” will be Henry G. Wray’s topic when he speaks to the Women’s Club Monday, January 22. Mr. Wray is the Rutherford County Archivist. He will be presented by the Public Interest Department. Mrs. John Richmond is chairman. Mr. Wray…

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RCHS Field Trip to Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Station No. 4

Saturday, July 10, 2021 Saturday’s Rutherford County Field Trip was still another unqualified success thanks to super volunteer Carol Robertson White. White organized a trip for more than a dozen members and non-members of the Rutherford County Historical Society to dine at Firehouse Subs then tour Murfreesboro’s cutting-edge Fire Station…

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Ransom School boasts distinguished alumni

February 19, 1978, Gene Sloan, Rutherford County Archivist for the The Daily News Journal Perhaps no small private elementary school in Murfreesboro can claim more distinguished alumni than Ransom School, which was conducted from 1916 (ed. 1907) till 1930 at 717 North Academy Street (Murfreesboro). Miss Eliza Ransom operated the…

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A Country Store (1912-1914)

Rutherford County Historical Society Publication 2, 1978 (Selection from Jack R. Mankin’s “Autobiography” written for his children in which he describes his brother’s store and offers some nostalgic impressions of life as he remembers it in the surrounding communities of Mankinville and Dilton.) When I was a child–some eight or…

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Tour of the Rutherford County Archive Expansion

Monday, June 21, 2021, The Rutherford County Archive, 435 Rice Street What an informative evening! Rutherford County Archivist John Lodl of the Rutherford County Archives shared the history of our cutting-edge county Archive, the functions of the Archive and the importance of the Archive.

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Billy Ledbetter—Last Survivor of RCHS Charter Members

June 10, 2021 Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker The Rutherford County Historical Society was first organized in 1971 with thirty-three charter members. Among these first members was William C. (“Billy”) Ledbetter, Jr. Believed to be the last surviving Charter Member, Billy died on December 28, 2020. Billy was born on…

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Ed Morris Motor Company

Ed Morris Motor Company was a staple on the east end of downtown Murfreesboro for more than twenty years. Initially located 325 East Vine Street (across from the Old City Cemetery), it moved around the corner to 324 South Maney in 1960.

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