Barrett Photography Studio, Daily News Journal, June 23, 1974

You know, we come across some fun and interesting items at the Rutherford County Historical Society.  Everyday reminds me Christmas. We opened a time capsule from September 27, 1973 at the Murfreesboro (Tennessee) Police Department this past September (September 22, 2017).  We since have digitized a two-foot thick stack newspapers…

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Howard baker Campaign pass through Murfreesboro!

From ‘Clinchfield No. 1: Tennessee’s Legendary Steam Engine: “Tennessee Republican Senator Howard Baker took little for granted.  Ten days before the 1972 election, he launched a whistle-stop tour on a ninety-year-old locomotive once used to rescue victims of the Johnston flood.  Redubbed the ‘Baker Cannonball’ by Roy Acuff, the ‘Rosebud’ was met…

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Burrus Cemetery Clean Up

October 21, 2017, Burrus Cemetery, Rutherford County, Tennessee Many thanks to RCHS Board member Allen Gooch for his dedication to cemeteries throughout middle Tennessee.  Recently Allen cleaned up the Burrus Cemetery, located north of Murfreesboro. You can see the Burrus home in the back of the cemetery.  The Burrus home…

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McFadden School of Excellence field trip to The Hermitage

The Hermitage, Hermitage, Tennessee, October 19, 2017 Educator Jennifer Mayfield Austin teaches 4th and 5th grade history at McFadden School of Excellence, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Recently Mrs. Austin and her students were ‘Docent for a Day’ at the historic ‘Hermitage’, of President Andrew Jackson fame.        

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Stones River Historical Society Met Monday Night

WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, October 16, 2017 The Rutherford County Historical Society had a spirit filled gathering Monday (10/16/2017) evening in the County Archives Building on Rice Street.  Stones River Paranormal presented findings from local investigations. Paranormal John McKinney was one of the founders who started the group in March,…

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New Murfreesboro road plans spare 210-year-old Batey farm

Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal, October 13, 2017 Murfreesboro’s new road plans will avoid cutting through John L. Batey’s 210-year-old family farm. “It’s a whole lot better proposal than what they had before,” said Batey, who operates a 400-acre farm raising hogs and crops on both sides of Baker…

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Plaque Placed On New Rutherford County Parking Garage

WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, October 2, 2017 Last Friday (9/29/2017) a special historical marker was placed on the new Rutherford County parking garage built to accommodate the new Judicial Center.  County Historian Greg Tucker noted this was to document the historical significance that piece of land has had on Murfreesboro.…

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