Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker talks of December 1946

Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker gives a brief ‘history lesson’ each month at the Murfreesboro (Tennessee) City Council meeting. Movies were closed on Sundays in 1946.  That is till the returning vets convinced the Princess and the Roxy otherwise. Young & Ogles Lumber Yard, Ransom Cotton Gin and Murfreesboro Electric…

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Two proposals rise to the top for historic church redevelopment

Craig Meyers, The Murfreesboro Post, November 14, 2017 Murfreesboro City Council members have selected two development groups for further negotiations over converting the former First United Methodist Church property into a downtown entertainment, residential and retail destination. Four companies made presentations to the council Oct. 26 on redevelopment of the…

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Venture Back In Time And Ride The Ford Tri-Motor

Scott Walker, WGNS Radio, November 11, 2017 Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age.  A flight on Experimental Aircraft Association’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury–a time when Murfreesboro’s Sky…

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2017 Rutherford County Historical Society Awards Banquet

Oaklands Mansion, November 10, 2017 The RCHS Awards Banquet was held at Rutherford County’s historic Oaklands Mansion for the 2017 edition.  Almost 100 local historians enjoyed music by The Home Sweet Home String Band.  The meal was catered by the Carriage Lane Reception House.  And the wonderful venue was provided…

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Christmas Candlelight Tour of homes set for December 2

The Daily News Journal, November 10, 2017 Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks.  The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for Dec. 2 from 4-8 p.m. in Murfreesboro.  The tour, will feature beautiful and historic buildings, and as always,…

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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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