Top 10:Bradley Academy to celebrate its bicentennial

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, January 11, 2009 Historic treasure marks start of education here Murfreesboro’s oldest school celebrates its bicentennial this year and Bradley Academy Historical Association kicked off the special occasion Saturday to lead up to a yearlong celebration. “This year is our 200th year celebration in education,”…

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Bradley Academy’s bicentennial to kick off Jan. 10

The Murfreesboro Post, January 3, 2009 Bradley Academy is kicking off the bicentennial celebration of the historical building Saturday, Jan. 10 at 8 .m. with a country ham breakfast. The breakfast is a prelude to a yearlong celebration of the legacy of Bradley Academy and heritage of the citizens of…

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Mattie Ready Morgan: The hardships of war

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Shirley Farris Jones, December 26, 2008 Part 2 of a series Mattie Ready Morgan loved her husband deeply and despite the hardships of war tried to be with him whenever and wherever she could. One week after the wedding, Gen. John Hunt Morgan rode…

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Top 10: When the Boro was state capital

The Murfreesboro Post, October 19, 2008 From 1819 to 1826 Murfreesboro was state capitol of Tennessee. During that time span, few other towns exceeded its importance. While some of those important moments are nearly forgotten, some of them still remain significant from a historic point of view. It is important…

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The Legend of the Human Fly … Resolved

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, September 14, 2008 One of Murfreesboro’s best-known stories involves “The Human Fly” who met his untimely end scaling the historic Courthouse. One of the best retellings of the all-too-true story is on the Chamber of Commerce’s Web site. In 1923, a young man in his…

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Historic marker to honor Congressman James Richardson

The Murfreesboro Post, August 31, 2008 A new Tennessee Historic Commission Marker will be placed in remembrance and honor of the unique life of a Rutherford County leader and statesman, James Daniel Richardson, 1843-1914. A ceremony dedicating the marker will occur at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept.14 at the corner of…

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Rare Civil War spur found at Harding House site

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Mike West , Managing Editor, July 21, 2008 Sweltering temperatures, pesky bugs and blisters brought on by combating the hard battlefield soil weren’t enough to discourage volunteers who, for the second weekend in a row, braved the 94-degree heat to participate in the Harding…

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Battle destroyed Giles Harding’s dream of grandeur

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Managing Editor Mike West, July 13, 2008 Giles Scales Harding had big dreams. He wanted to build a bigger and better home than his first cousin, William Giles Harding, had constructed in 1853 outside of Nashville on a plantation developed by his father John…

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