How the Greenway got its Start

Sally Smith, MTSU Intern, Albert Gore Research Center, July 7, 2017 With the May 18th announcement of an extension of the Murfreesboro Greenway System toward Barfield Park, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the 1980 environmental statement that would contribute to the construction of Murfreesboro’s thirteen miles of Greenway.…

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Jackson Brothers Chevrolet Ad from 1973

Longtime Rutherford County Historian Ernie Johns left a treasure of old issues of the Daily News Journal to the RCHS.  I found this ad from Jackson Brothers Chevrolet in an insert titled ‘The Mini Page’, July 1, 1973.

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Buck Dancer is Honored

Nancy DeGennaro, The Daily News Journal, July 2, 2017 Local man receives highest honor for folk arts World champion buck dancer Thomas Maupin was milking one of his goats when he got a call from Washington, D.C., that made his heart swell. He’d been named a recipient of the 2017…

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Confederate Memorial Day Service at Evergreen Cemetery

Frank Caperton, President RCHS, June 4, 2017 The dedicated volunteers of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 33 conducted a small service honoring the war dead of the South Sunday afternoon at Murfreesboro’s Evergreen Cemetery. Most do not realize several ‘holidays’ are recognized by the government of Tennessee in addition to…

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Rutherford County Historical Society Tour of MTSU’s Gore Center

Frank Caperton, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society, May 15, 2017 The Rutherford County Historical Society accepted an invitation to tour MTSU’s Gore Center Monday, May 15. Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes, director of the Albert Gore Research Center, was a most most gracious host sharing how MTSU retired professor Dr. David Grubbs…

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Willie McGowan Annual Banquet

Cynthia Jones, VIP Murfreesboro Magazine, May, 2017 Bradley Academy hosted the annual Willie McGowan Banquet honoring those who have made a positive impact in Rutherford County.  The father of Bradley Academy Historical Association, Mr. Willie McGowan, fought to preserve the old Bradley Academy Structure. The building now host artists such…

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Decoration Day, May 6, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017, marked the second annual ‘Decoration Day’ at the Stones River National Battlefield. Approximately 75 people of different races and walks of life participated the 2017 Decoration Day at the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church as well as the Stones River National Battlefield. Decoration Day began on May…

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