Heritage group needs help preserving endangered sites

Michelle Willard, the Murfreesboro Post, January 18, 2009 Since the Tennessee Preservation Trust began its “Ten in Tennessee,” an annual listing of the top 10 endangered historic sites in the state, in 2001 only three have been lost. One of those lost treasures was the Hiram Jenkins House, right here…

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Rutherford County’s Top 10 endangered sites

Michelle Williard, Murfreesboro Post, January 18, 2009 History abounds in Rutherford County and so does development, but they don’t have to be exclusive, the Heritage Foundation of Rutherford County said. The county has grown exponentially in population and construction in the last 20 years. With the growth has come the…

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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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Happy 205th birthday Rutherford County!

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, October 19, 2008 Rutherford County celebrates its 205th birthday Saturday and the Heritage Partnership of Rutherford County will throw a birthday party from 4:30-7PM Friday night on the Public Square. “Our history is our past and our future. …” said Denise Carlton, president of the…

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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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