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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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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Deltas reflect on century of activism

A.J. Dugger, The Murfreesboro Post, June 9, 2013 For many years, the Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. has been making positive contributions to Murfreesboro. In July, the ladies will take their positivity to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the organization’s 51st annual National Convention. The local…

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Ready’s dress comes home

Shirley Farris Jones, the Murfreesboro Post, June 6, 2013 It isn’t often that I find myself getting excited over another woman’s old dress, but I must say there are exceptions. A dress belonging to my very favorite 19th century female persona is indeed that exception beyond all others. This particular…

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Cannonsburgh building damaged by fire

The Murfreesboro Post, June 1, 2013 Quick thinking by Murfreesboro firefighters save Cannonsburgh’s “Telephone House” from a fire Saturday morning, according to a press release from Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue department. Firefighters from District 1 responded to the fire just after 6:30 Saturday morningat Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village located at 312…

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Part of Jefferson Pike named after longtime historian

The Murfreesboro Post, May 30, 2013 A stretch of Route 266 will be named after Rutherford County Historian Ernest Johns in honor of his service to the community, officials recently announced. Rutherford County Historian Ernest Johns was presented with a proclamation May 20 by state Rep. Mike Sparks in honor…

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