Southern matriarch cared for sacred trust

Shirley Farris Jones, The Murfreesboro Post, July 29, 2012 In mid-19 century Murfreesboro, the name “Dromgoole” was both well known and respected among the citizens of our town. John Easter Dromgoole had served as city alderman and treasurer in 1860 and 186l and was serving as mayor in 1862 when…

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Black Confederate in General Forrest’s Raid

Jonathan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, July 12, 2012 As Confederate cavalry re-enactors thunder down East Main street Saturday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s successful raid on the Rutherford County Courthouse, spectators may see an elderly black gentleman in the crowd wearing a confederate flag necktie, looking…

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Battlefield offers ‘Hallowed Ground’

Jonothan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, July 11, 2012 Superintendent Stuart Johnson announced Stones River National Battlefield will offer five more presentations of Hallowed Ground: A Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery during 2011. Each scheduled evening, two tours of up to 35 people will tour the cemetery by lantern…

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History comes alive

Tessa Resko, the Murfreesboro Post, July 8, 2012 On July 13, 1862, U.S. Col. William Duffield and the 9th Michigan Infantry Division were camped on Oaklands’ front lawn near the Maneys’ Spring. In a surprise attack, Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men snuck up on the regiment. The…

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Murfreesboro Bicentennial lecture focuses on Dixie Highway

The Murfreesboro Post, June 19, 2012 In celebration of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial “Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Trails Month,” the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County invites the public to attend a free lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 22. Leslie N. Sharp, author of Tennessee’s Dixie Highway: From Springfield to…

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Restaurant anchors Christiana business district

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, June 17, 2012 CHRISTIANA – Due to the popular Miller’s Grocery, a country café, this tiny rural community’s legend grows. The legends born at Christiana may be bigger than the never-incorporated village itself. For example, two American presidents, Ulysses S. Grant and Richard M. Nixon,…

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Forrest Rides Again

JONATHON FAGAN, editor@murfreesboropost.com,, MURFREESBORO POST, 5/30/2012 — In mid-July, the streets of Murfreesboro will ring once again with the hoof beats of a mythical Confederate general on the 150th anniversary of his daring raid on the Rutherford County Courthouse. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest reached near godlike status in Rutherford County…

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York VA Medical Center is a Historical Treasure

DNJ – MURFREESBORO 5/28/2012 — Since 1940, soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen have been treated at what is now called the York VA Medical Center. It has seen the United States’ finest — those who have valiantly given service to their country — mending them from mental or physical illness,…

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