Murfreesboro historian to address Exchange Club

The Murfreesboro Post, September 2, 2011 Rutherford County Historical Society President Greg Tucker will speak to the Club Tuesday. Rutherford County Historical Society President Greg Tucker will speak to the Club Tuesday, Sept. 6, Exchange Club President Jeff Stroop announced. Tucker is also a weekly columnist for the Daily News…

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Only Constant is Change

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, August 28, 2011 When college sweethearts Sarah and Ed Barlow were students at MTSU in the late ’50s, signing up for classes wasn’t as easy as logging onto a computer. “When we registered for classes, they would set up tables in the Tennessee Room of…

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Arnette Family hands over keys to Ransom School

Thanks to the generosity of the heirs of late author and Murfreesboro historian C.B. Arnette, the Rutherford County Historical Society has a new home. Cheryl Arnette Sommardahl, C.B.’s daughter, handed the keys to the refurbished Ransom School to members of the Rutherford County Historical Society at the structure on Academy…

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Signs for the future point to past

Gina Logue, Murfreesboro Post, August 14, 2011 In a society where billboards blanketed the landscape long before the creation of the interstate highway system, it seems counterintuitive to suggest that signage could be a positive, attractive addition to a city or county. The interpretive signs added to specific points in…

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De-constructing MTMC

Melinda Hudgens, Murfreesboro Post, July 31, 2011 For the past few months, crews have been working to deconstruct the original Middle Tennessee Medical Center near downtown Murfreesboro. Only recently have residents seen changes to the exterior of the hospital, as most of work up to this point has been inside…

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My Pennsylvania Roots

Shirley Farris Jones, Murfreesboro Post, July 17, 2011 Summer is always a good time for family reunions, discovering who we are, and why or how we came to be where we consider “home.” Reconnecting with long-lost relatives can be a discovery in and of itself. This was the case when I…

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Rutherford Rifles fire true

Murfreesboro Post, Jonathon Fagan, July 17, 2011 July rarely deviates from its prescribed humid misery and July of 1861 was no exception. Few among us could imagine experiencing the heat of this past week without air conditioning or refrigeration. Fewer still could even fathom donning a heavy wool uniform and…

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Group Unveils Bradley Marker

Local history lovers enjoyed a quick unveiling of the new historical marker at Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday before heading inside to the air conditioning.

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History to be marked Saturday

The Murfreesboro Post, July 11, 2011 The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA), Rutherford County Chapter will hold its annual membership meeting at 11:30 Saturday morning, July 16 with the unveiling of a marker at the 1917 building of Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center and include a…

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Demolition begins Monday on Red Rose

Murfreesboro Post, July 11, 2011 Just a few days after demolition began on the oldest section of the Middle Tennessee Medical Center building on Highland Avenue, crews began to tear down the old Red Rose Dairy building. The Red Rose Dairies building, on the corner of College and Lytle streets,…

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