Battlefield starts summer bicycle tour

The Murfreesboro Post, April 1, 2013 Stones River National Battlefield presents ranger guided bicycle tours of Stones River National Battlefield at 9 a.m. Saturdays from April 6 through Oct. 26. Get healthy exercise, reduce your carbon footprint, and learn about the major Civil War battle that occurred here in late…

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Baseball clubs create new field of dreams

Travis Swann, The Murfreesboro Post, March 14, 2013 Spring training has arrived early for a group of local Middle Tennessee baseball aficionados. When speaking of “early,” we’re talking about the early days of the 1860s. Beginning in May, the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball will be in full swing…

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Heritage Center remembers Sarah Childress Polk

The Murfreesboro Post, March 11, 2013 In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will present “Sarah Childress Polk: First Lady of Style.” The featured speaker is Tom Price, curator of the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. The free community heritage…

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Students get first look at Lincoln’s work

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, February 14, 2013 When Heather Chaput entered the Tennessee State Museum’s Freedom’s Call Emancipation Proclamation essay contest, she never dreamed she would win. “Things like this don’t happen to people you know, especially not me,” said Chaput, a junior at Daniel-McKee Alternative School. Chaput explained…

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Former first lady’s favorite tunes focus of concerts

The Murfreesboro Post, February 5, 2013 Thanks to the Center for Popular Music and the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, the community can get a glimpse into the music of a former first lady — and a century — in two free public concerts. At age 13, Murfreesboro…

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VAUGHN: Humble beginnings taught importance of hard work

Ralph Vaughn, The Murfreesboro Post, February 3, 2013 Many of us Baby Boomers believe that our parents and others from that age group were truly the Greatest Generation. They endured the Great Depression and fought a war on foreign soil to help preserve and protect the freedoms that we hold…

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Author to share stories at Linebaugh Library

The Murfreesboro Post, January 26, 2013 As part of Black History Month, Linebaugh Library plays host to Murfreesboro native and author Devora E. Butler for a special lecture about the history of African-Americans in Rutherford County. Butler will be speaking at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the library’s Reading…

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Wedding dress exhibit showcases love from the past

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, January 13, 2013 While once again preparing for the wedding dress exhibition at Oaklands Historic House Museum, I reached up into the closet and carefully opened the tattered box containing the wedding dress belonging to my grandmother Nena Verelle White Shacklett.  One can only…

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Author pens electrifying children’s book

Ken Beck, The Murfreesboro Post, December 20, 2012 Woodbury’s Connie Foster took a small chapter from her father’s youth and put an optimistic spin to it to produce a fictional children’s book surrounding the 200-year-old Readyville Mill. Titled “The Readyville Mill,” the 34-page book, illustrated by Carl Carbonell of historic…

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Community loses two important residents

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, December 2, 2012 Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University and Rutherford County lost two irreplaceable achievers a few weeks back, with their robust and unique public service personalities. Murfreesboro residents Ewing “Tommy” Smith Jr. and Harry “Trader” Horne left their world a better place than they…

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