Past, future meet The Bottoms, Simmons Alley

Nancy De Gennaro, The Daily News Journal, November 27, 2016 MURFREESBORO — Gracie Turner knew when it “rained real hard,” she and her family would have to leave their home in the area known historically as The Bottoms for higher ground. “My daddy, he was resourceful. He would put our…

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A day at Oaklands Mansion

A Day at Oaklands Mansion, Frank Caperton, November 26, 2016 I visited Murfreesboro’s Oaklands Mansion on this beautiful afternoon.  Oaklands offers some of the finest Italianate architecture  I enjoy ‘gee-whiz’ facts including (thank you Oaklands Mansion for these incredible facts!): 1.  Wealthy Memphis widow Elizabeth Swope purchased Oaklands Mansion and the property…

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A day at the Sam Davis Home

A Day at the Sam Davis home, Frank Caperton, November 25, 2016 When was the last time you visited the Sam Davis Home and Plantation?  I’ll be the first to admit – it has been far too long since my last visit.  I spent a beautiful November afternoon at Smyrna’s…

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Murfreesboro’s SportsCom

Who remembers the day SportsCom opened? Many thanks to WGNS Radio, 1450AM or 101.9FM (www.wgnsradio.com) for documenting the opening of Murfreesboro’s  SportsCom! June, 1987: Joe B. Jackson was Murfreesboro Mayor; E.C. Fite, Jr. was City manager and such as John Pittard and Mary Hutta were on the City Council. Take…

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Tour of Old Jefferson was a Success!

Past RCHS President and Jefferson native Toby Francis gave a tour to a large group of local history enthusiasts Saturday, October 29.  The weather was unusually warm yet we all enjoyed Toby’s tour of ‘Old Jefferson’. Toby Francis grew up in Jefferson.  Toby’s gift of being a master communicator certainly was on…

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Oaklands Park Is State’s Newest Certified Arboretum

WGNS Radio, www.wgnsradio.com, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, October 15, 2016 Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro is the state’s newest certified arboretum. The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) announced that Oaklands was added to the list as the TUFC gathered for its 25th annual conference at the Rutherford County Extension Office in Murfreesboro October…

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WGNS Radio, www.wgnsradio.com, October 15, 2016 Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro is the state’s newest certified arboretum. The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) announced that Oaklands was added to the list as the TUFC gathered for its 25th annual conference at the Rutherford County Extension Office in Murfreesboro October 6-7. “The…

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La Vergne bridge named for A.C. Puckett

State Representative Mike Sparks (R – Smyrna), The Murfreesboro Post, September 21, 2016 State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) joined with State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and several members of La Vergne town council to honor local former Postmaster and La Vergne Mayor, A.C. Puckett yesterday at the Smyrna Town Centre. Puckett,…

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