Bob Hope wows the crowd at Murphy Center

April 5, 1973 Middle Tennessee State University Murphy Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee From the Daily News Journal, April 8, 1973, “The magnificent Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center was the scene of much activity Thursday night when the initial ‘big name’ performance was given by none other than himself, BOB HOPE!”

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Mystery Marker Memorializes Rutherford Immigrants?

July 9, 2020, July/August Froe Chips, Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker Who were the immigrants and where in Rutherford County is this very substantial cast iron on natural stone marker? This “Immigrant Trail” marker stands at the front corner of the residence at 4949 Woodbury Pike east of Murfreesboro. Placement was apparently…

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Chiggers and Ticks Fight Over Their Next Food Source

July 10, 2020 July/August Frow Chips, RCHS Board Member and accomplished author Pettus Read It looks like July may be its usual self with hot days and the humidity around 125 percent, but which should be totally normal for us country types to be out struggling to get our hands…

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The Old Children’s Discovery House

November 21, 2001, Children’s Discovery House Pictured are two of the three daughters of RCHS volunteer Frank Caperton, taken by the Daily News Journal, November 21, 2001 at the ‘old’ Children’s Discovery House once located at 503 North Maple Street.

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The Confederate Monument on Rutherford County’s Square

July 3, 2020, July/August Froe Chips, Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker Public attention has recently focused on the Confederate Soldiers Memorial monument on the historic Rutherford County Courthouse Square. In the mid-1890’s, as many Civil War veterans reached the end of the average life expectancy for their generation, there was much interest…

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