Discover Rutherford: Gum hold memories of family

DNJ, Mark Bell, Monday, March 11, 2013 GUM — The community could just as well be somewhere over the rainbow, but instead it’s just a few miles down the road from downtown Murfreesboro, off Manchester Pike and a little past Buchanan. The unincorporated Gum community in southeast Rutherford County is perhaps…

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Heritage Center remembers Sarah Childress Polk

The Murfreesboro Post, March 11, 2013 In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will present “Sarah Childress Polk: First Lady of Style.” The featured speaker is Tom Price, curator of the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. The free community heritage…

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Sparks inspired by fiery Civil War story

Jonathan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, March 7, 2013 Almost exactly 150 years ago today, a Confederate hero was just beginning a path that would lead to his torturous death, and now a local politician has decided to honor his legacy. The waning winter weeks of early 1863 had seen Confederate…

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Greatest Generation served community after war

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, February 24, 2013 Rutherford County provided more than 4,000 men for active service in World War II. One of those men who served was my father, Richard Claude Shacklett. The circumstances surrounding war times had brought two very different people together from opposite ends…

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New County Historian Past provides Lessons

DNJ, Scott Broden, Sunday, February 10, 2013 — When it comes to local heritage, new Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker plans to visit schools to teach the next generation about the local people and events of past years. “That’s what has shaped who we are and what we are today,”…

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Students get first look at Lincoln’s work

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, February 14, 2013 When Heather Chaput entered the Tennessee State Museum’s Freedom’s Call Emancipation Proclamation essay contest, she never dreamed she would win. “Things like this don’t happen to people you know, especially not me,” said Chaput, a junior at Daniel-McKee Alternative School. Chaput explained…

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Former first lady’s favorite tunes focus of concerts

The Murfreesboro Post, February 5, 2013 Thanks to the Center for Popular Music and the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, the community can get a glimpse into the music of a former first lady — and a century — in two free public concerts. At age 13, Murfreesboro…

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VAUGHN: Humble beginnings taught importance of hard work

Ralph Vaughn, The Murfreesboro Post, February 3, 2013 Many of us Baby Boomers believe that our parents and others from that age group were truly the Greatest Generation. They endured the Great Depression and fought a war on foreign soil to help preserve and protect the freedoms that we hold…

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Author to share stories at Linebaugh Library

The Murfreesboro Post, January 26, 2013 As part of Black History Month, Linebaugh Library plays host to Murfreesboro native and author Devora E. Butler for a special lecture about the history of African-Americans in Rutherford County. Butler will be speaking at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the library’s Reading…

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