Civil War talk triggers childhood memories

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, October 15, 2006, by Mike West, Managing Editor All this talk about the Civil War tickled a few memories loose in Hammerhead’s noggin. And reminded him of a highlight of life. Nope, it wasn’t sticking bits of cotton in his ears while he unsuccessfully…

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Is Stones River Battlefield important?

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, October 8, 2006 By Mike West, Managing Editor Have you ever visited Stones River National Battlefield? Maybe, it’s just on your to-do list? Perhaps you wonder why you should even bother? Experts say the park is a major resource for Murfreesboro, the state of…

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Skirmish surfaces over lot adjacent to battlefield

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, October 8, 2006 By Erin Edgemon, Post business editor The owner of a small parcel of land along Old Nashville Highway is attempting to have his property rezoned commercial again. Mike Liles went before various Rutherford County boards and commissions 16 years ago trying…

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Rare New York Times editions recount Civil War news

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, October 8, 2006 By Erin Edgemon, Post business editor Murfreesboro splashed across the front page of the New York Times doesn’t happen nowadays. But the Stones River National Battlefield is now in possession of nine such papers that were printed about one of the…

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New Heritage Center to tell Murfreesboro’s colorful story

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, October 8, 2006 By Erin Edgemon, Post business editor It is obvious to the casual observer that Murfreesboro’s Public Square is picturesque — with it accent light posts, flags and hanging baskets — and has a long history apparent by the stately Courthouse positioned…

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Group gives up fight to save McCulloch House

Erin Edgemon, The Daily News Journal, July 28, 2006 The Friends of Stones River National Battlefield have halted attempts to purchase the pre-Civil War McCulloch House and save it from demolition. After an assessment completed by the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU, it was determined that the house — originally…

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