A rainy, rainy tour of Old Jefferson

Old Jefferson, Near Smyrna, Tennessee, December 1, 2018 Yes, it rained and rained, still, Toby Francis led a tour of ‘Old Jefferson’. BTW, ‘Old Jefferson’ was the county seat of Rutherford County from 1803 till 1811.

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Murfreesboro Founding Time Line

Greg Tucker, Rutherford County Historical Society The decision to locate the new Rutherford County seat of government near Murfree’s Spring was voted by a four to three margin in the spring of 1812.  The exact date of the founding of Murfreesboro, however, could fall on any one of several significant…

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Broad, Memorial not rebuilt until 2003

Frank Caperton, Rutherford County Historical Society, October 26, 2018, sort of… It is VERY cool being a volunteer at the Rutherford County Historical Society.  We receive a constant stream of artifacts; artifacts that we enjoy digitizing.  Artifacts such as this article in the Daily News Journal by Chris Shofner, dated…

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Fall into Fashion, September 19, 1973

The Daily News Journal, September 19, 1973 “Fashion Show Set Thursday” The third annual fashion show of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority will be held at the Stones River Country Club on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30PM.  “Fall into Fashion” will feature costumes from the Village Square modeled by members…

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Birthplace for Sam Davis up for sale

Nancy Degennaro, The Daily News Journal, October 1, 2018 Although the Sam Davis Home at 1399 Sam Davis Road in Smyrna is a more identifiable site, Sherry Maraschiello lives on the property where the Civil War boy hero was born. And the property even has ties to ‘Wizard of Oz’…

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