The dear price of war

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, November 8, 2009 Since Operation Enduring Freedom began in 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003, 108 soldiers from Tennessee have fallen on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Eleven of the fallen heroes had ties to Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee State…

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Civil War Signage Program

From the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce: Hundreds of adventures await visitors on the multi-state Civil War Trails program which now includes Tennessee and more specifically, Rutherford County.  Nine signs were installed in the county in October and a tenth will be located at the new Chamber of Commerce building.…

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Headless Horseman haunts Stones River Battlefield

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, October 18, 2009 Does the ghost of a headless horseman still haunt Stones River Battlefield? Yes, if you believe anonymous witnesses to the sight and postings on the Internet. The rider in question is said to be the ghost of Lt. Col. Julius P. Garesche,…

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Bradley Academy Museum to hold heritage fest

The Murfreesboro Post, September 26, 2009 Education, music and turnip green cook-off among Oct. 24 activities. Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center is having its inaugural Heritage Festival Art Contest.  The contest will be held in conjunction with the Rutherford County African American Heritage Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,…

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Millionaire couple helped save Judy Garland’s dad

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, September 20, 2009 Millionaire couple helped save Judy Garland’s dad – The Murfreesboro Post In the turn of the 20th century days, a millionaire husband and wife dominated the social scene in Murfreesboro. Tempe Swoope and George M. Darrow were their names.  Neither were Rutherford…

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Bradley Academy to begin recording African-American cemeteries

The Murfreesboro Post, August 9, 2009 The Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center in Murfreesboro is starting a new project to record all of the African American cemeteries in Rutherford County. This unprecedented project has never been accomplished before, and we feel a strong urgency to record those that have…

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Civil War resources abound

The Murfreesboro Post, April 3, 2009 Stones River National Cemetery:  The federal government established Stones River National Cemetery by means of an order issued by Major Gen. George H. Thomas to Brig. Gen. Horatio Van Cleve on March 29, 1864.  Assistant Quartermaster Captain John Means selected the site, designed the…

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Bradley Academy Museum celebrates the African American female

The Murfreesboro Post, March 11, 2009 During the month of April, Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center will present The African American Female Experience, which is a month-long celebration of the African American female and the essence of who she is. The African American female has suffered, endured, struggled, and…

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