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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Family Business Spans 60 Years

Exactly where was Loafers Rest?  How about asking the family who is still running the local grocery store.  The Taylor family will know where is was, since the fourth generation is now taking his position to carry on.  Hunter Taylor, a student at Oakland High School is working when he…

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Walking tour explores old Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Post, June 22, 2011 Enjoy a summer stroll through the North Maney Avenue Historic District with the staff of Oaklands Historic House Museum and experience the architecture of Murfreesboro’s first subdivision, called Maney’s Addition. Evening walking tours will take place from 6-9 p.m. July 15 and 16 as various…

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Historical Signs detail County’s Rich Heritage

MURFREESBORO — Interpretive signs being posted this  week around the Rutherford County Courthouse do more than give bits of information about the Public Square predating the Civil War, county grant coordinator Faye Elam says. “You just feel like you’re living the history standing there reading it,” says Elam, describing the…

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Recognizing History

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, June 19, 2011 Significant Tennessee history was unveiled Saturday, June 18, when Friends of Long Hunter State Park held a ceremony to unveil a Tennessee State Historical Marker honoring the life of pre-Civil War free black Sherrod Bryant, namesake of Bryant’s Grove who owned slaves.…

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A ‘Summer Soiree’ at the Sam Davis Home The Sam Davis Memorial Association (SDMA) and the Rutherford County Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee invites you to attend the Rutherford County Remembrance for the Tennessee Secession Day event to be held in conjunction with SDMA annual meeting. At 6 p.m. Thursday,…

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Recognizing History: Long Hunter State Park

Dan Whittle, Murfreesboro Post, June 19, 2011 Significant Tennessee history was unveiled Saturday, June 18, when Friends of Long Hunter State Park held a ceremony to unveil a Tennessee State Historical Marker honoring the life of pre-Civil War free black Sherrod Bryant, namesake of Bryant’s Grove who owned slaves. Bryant’s…

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Historic Farm Venue for The Summer Party

MURFREESBORO, DNJ — From the second-floor picture window of the historic Tarpley home in Walter Hill, Bev MacSherry looked out toward West Jefferson Pike and said, “Can’t you just see those Civil War soldiers,  battered and weary, trudging that path?” Indeed, it isn’t hard to imagine.  The view is authentic,…

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Lamplighter’s tackles war crimes in new drama

The Murfreesboro Post, May 31, 2011 Set against the turbulent, raw-edged backdrop of the American Civil War, The Andersonville Trial is a striking courtroom drama that is just as relevant today as it was when the real trial was being conducted in 1865. Saul Levitt based his play on the…

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