Scales, Walkup will be missed

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, October 20, 2013 Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future. Murfreesboro’s Mary Scales and Smyrna resident Katherine Walkup, both of who died the first week…

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Ghostly encounters: Lt. Col. Julius Garesche

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, October 14, 2013 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — There are numerous paranormal events reported at Stones River National Battlefield each years, but the Headless Horseman tops the list of inquiries at the park and cemetery. “Garesche is the ‘star’ among all our reported sightings,” veteran park employee Bill…

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Oaklands to celebrate fall harvest

The Murfreesboro Post MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Residents are invited to celebrate the fall harvest on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Maney Hall at the Oaklands Historic House Museum with a hearty Southern supper inspired by the 1860s.  During supper, guests will be treated to mourning tours of the mansion.…

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Learn about your ancestors at free workshop

The Murfreesboro Post, September 21, 2013 The Linebaugh Public Library has joined with the Col. Hardy Murfree and Stones River chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution to sponsor a free workshop for anyone interested in researching their ancestors. Merry Anne Pierson, the state lineage research chair of the…

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Tennessee Historical Commission honors Mrs. Sarah King

The Courier, Vol. LXI, No. 3, June, 2013 Mrs. Sarah King, died on February 20 at the age of 91. Long an advocate for historic preservations, Mrs. King made the address to the City Council to save Oaklands Mansion as an Historic Site, and also made the address to the County…

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Murfreesboro City Television, July 1, 2013 Voted Middle Tennessee’s Best Festival in 2013, this video provides a brief history of the festival.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrates 36 years

The Murfreesboro Post, June 26, 2013 The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days, set for Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14, at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro. Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, this…

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Uncle Dave festival has grown beyond founder’s dreams

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, June 23, 2013 By 1987, after its small beginnings as a one-day banjo picking contest, Uncle Dave Macon Days had become one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing, old-time music festivals. The year marked the 11th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days and come on the heels…

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Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, June 13, 2013 On Dec. 7, 1941, the day that will live in infamy when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, 19-year-old middle Tennessee native Glenn Hale declared, “I’m in!” “I knew instantly when it came over the radio the Japanese had attacked America, I was…

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