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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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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