How the Greenway got its Start

Sally Smith, MTSU Intern, Albert Gore Research Center, July 7, 2017 With the May 18th announcement of an extension of the Murfreesboro Greenway System toward Barfield Park, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the 1980 environmental statement that would contribute to the construction of Murfreesboro’s thirteen miles of Greenway.…

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How would you like to have a picnic with history?

The Daily News Journal, July 6, 2017 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Mark your calendars for Oakland’s July Jamboree Summer Picnic on the grounds featuring The Knott Brothers Band, all-you-can-eat fried catfish and chicken and spirits by Prichard’s Distillery. The summer picnic-style party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 14,…

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Jackson Brothers Chevrolet Ad from 1973

Longtime Rutherford County Historian Ernie Johns left a treasure of old issues of the Daily News Journal to the RCHS.  I found this ad from Jackson Brothers Chevrolet in an insert titled ‘The Mini Page’, July 1, 1973.

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La Vergne celebrates 45 years incorporated

Dan Epright, The Murfreesboro Post, July 5, 2017 Civil War-era leveling as reprisal for guerrilla raids against Union supply trains.  Devastating, city destroying tornadoes in 1900.  With roots reaching back to the 1700s, La Vergne has prevailed through peril, resurrected time and again and finally incorporated in 1972. The scrappy…

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Buck Dancer is Honored

Nancy DeGennaro, The Daily News Journal, July 2, 2017 Local man receives highest honor for folk arts World champion buck dancer Thomas Maupin was milking one of his goats when he got a call from Washington, D.C., that made his heart swell. He’d been named a recipient of the 2017…

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