1973 Smyrna Rescue Squad

Marty Luffman, Smyrna (TN) Historian, July 18, 2018 “For many years, Smyrna didn’t have doctors that worked during the evening and night shift, even though we had a hospital. We would transfer accident victims or any medical emergency, by Mr. Walter Hoover’s hearse to the Murfreesboro hospital. I was a…

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Coca-Cola Bottler Puts Cap on Long Presence

The Daily News Journal, March 30, 1994 (Many thanks to Bill Jakes, Postcards from Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Historical Society, Pictures and the Stories the Tell) Workers are demolishing the old Coca-Cola Plant on Southeast Broad Street – a sign that bottling the soft drink is becoming part of a bygone…

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Rutherford County’s Eldest Resident Turns 107 Today

WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, TN, June 19, 2018 Mary Soper was born in 1911 in Wayne County. Mary moved to Rutherford County in 1988. To help put that time period into perspective, William Howard Taft was our U.S. president.  This same year Ronald Reagan was born as was Tennessee Williams and…

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Bill Patterson and the Cedar Bucket Factory

June 18, 2018, Rutherford County Archive Building, Murfreesboro, Tennessee Bill Patterson’s family owned the old Cedar Bucket Factory in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The cedar industry in Rutherford County included buckets, pencils, cedar oil and many other products derived from the red cedar so very common in Rutherford County.    

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Steve Lane of Cedar Barrens Homes

Steve Lane of Cedar Barrens Homes interviews RCHS President Frank Caperton, June 7, 2018 Cedar Barrens Homes is remodeling the home located at 422 North Academy, the intersection of Academy and Bell Streets in Murfreesboro.  The home resembles the Ransom School House.

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Benevolent Cemetery Re-dedication

Monday, May 28, 2018 Monday – Memorial Day – saw the re-dedication of the Benevolent Cemetery located on the west side of South Church Street (Murfreesboro) just over the railroad tracks. History of the Benevolent Cemetery The property, formerly owned by the Benevolent Lodge #11 (January 7, 1897) and later…

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Decoration Day at the Stones River National Battlefield

Linn White, City of Murfreesboro Stones River National Battlefield hosts the 3rd annual Decoration Day. Members of the community and visitors from all over came out to honor those who bravely fought for freedom. City TV reporter Michael Linn White was honored to share this story.

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Pics from Gilsville (present day Gil’s Ace Hardware)

Ginny Olerud Williams, Gil’s Ace Hardware, May 20, 2018 “Today would be my Mom’s 93rd Birthday.  She is 28 years old in this picture dated 1953 in the Rutherford Courier.  She is in the first Grocery Store.  My Dad and Mom were a great team!  Betsy Waldron, thanks to David…

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