Interview at Monkey woman Bridge

July 8, 2019 Scott Broden of the Daily News Journal interviewed Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker at ‘Monkey Woman Bridge’ at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. More on ‘Monkey Woman Bridge: Monkey Woman Bridge, June 15, 1957 A piece of Smyrna folklore: The legend of ‘Monkey Woman Bridge’

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Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown

June 28, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) The City of Murfreesboro finalized the closing Friday (6/28/2019) with One East College, LLC on downtown property for the area’s first mixed-use development. The development, on property known as the former First United Methodist Church location, will incorporate office, residential, retail, restaurant, and hotel…

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Historian – Community Leader Frank Caperton Honored

June 27, 2019, WGNS Radio State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) recognized Frank Caperton of Murfreesboro with a House Proclamation for his outstanding work as president of the Rutherford County Historical Society and his leadership in the local community. Caperton moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to attend Middle Tennessee State University in…

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WOMAN’S CLUB: Have Fun While Preserving History!

June 15, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) The Woman’s Club of Murfreesboro is hosting its 2nd Annual Legacy Gathering fundraiser to preserve their historic house is set for 5-9PM on Saturday evening, July 20, 2019 at the Tasty Table, 215 North Church Street. This event is being underwritten by The Villages…

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5,000 persons see Armistice Day Air Show at Sky Harbor

November 11, 1929, The Murfreesboro News Banner (Editor note: We found this article when conducting a search for ‘how old is the Smyrna Air Show???’. This is the first article we could find containing the words ‘air show’.) BTW, the old Sky Harbor Airport was once located near the northwest…

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Rutherford County creates program to incentivize preservation

WKRN, Channel 2, May 30, 2019 RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Rutherford County is aiming to incentivize preservation.  Government officials told News 2 that their Historic Properties Tax Exemption program will be taking applicants by this fall.  “It’s a temporary exemption on the improvement of a historic structure for anything from ten…

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Great find caused by meeting at National Cemetery

Matt Bolch, The Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 A coincidental meeting at the Stones River National Cemetery led to a great find about the Park. About four years ago while having a program at the cemetery, Superintended Don Magee noticed a falimy putting a pot of yellow mums on…

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Greg Tucker receives due recognition

Monday, May 20, 2019, WGNS Radio Last night’s program featured Bart Walker of WGNS Radio. WHAT A PROGRAM!!! We also witnessed a special treat at State Representative Mike Sparks and Smyrna Historian Marty Luffman presented Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker a State proclamation thanking Greg for his dedication to OUR…

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In the Shadow of the Knob

March/April, 2019 Froe Chips, Pettus Read Located on the Bicentennial Capitol Mall in Nashville, you will find a huge 200-foot granite walk-upon map detailing the state of Tennessee. As your foot steps cover the state outlined in the Tennessee carved stone, you will find yourself crossing rivers, large cities, small…

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Rutherford was Railroad Country

March/April, 2019 Froe Chips, Greg Tucker, Rutherford County Historian The Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad (N&C) was chartered on December 11, 1845, for the sole purpose of building and operating a rail link between the two namesake cities. Right-of-way acquisition and construction began immediately using Irish immigrant and contract slave labor.…

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