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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Burrus Cemetery Clean Up

October 21, 2017, Burrus Cemetery, Rutherford County, Tennessee Many thanks to RCHS Board member Allen Gooch for his dedication to cemeteries throughout middle Tennessee.  Recently Allen cleaned up the Burrus Cemetery, located north of Murfreesboro. You can see the Burrus home in the back of the cemetery.  The Burrus home…

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Tour of Old Jefferson, October 21, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017, Old Jefferson (Rutherford County) Tennessee Past RCHS President and Jefferson native Toby Francis gave a tour to a large group of local history enthusiasts Saturday, October 21.   Perfect weather, fellowship and thirst for knowledge of OUR local history ensured a most wonderful tour. Toby Francis grew up…

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McFadden School of Excellence field trip to The Hermitage

The Hermitage, Hermitage, Tennessee, October 19, 2017 Educator Jennifer Mayfield Austin teaches 4th and 5th grade history at McFadden School of Excellence, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Recently Mrs. Austin and her students were ‘Docent for a Day’ at the historic ‘Hermitage’, of President Andrew Jackson fame.        

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Stones River Historical Society Met Monday Night

WGNS Radio, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, October 16, 2017 The Rutherford County Historical Society had a spirit filled gathering Monday (10/16/2017) evening in the County Archives Building on Rice Street.  Stones River Paranormal presented findings from local investigations. Paranormal John McKinney was one of the founders who started the group in March,…

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