Top 10: Old jail site to move on to another use

The Murfreesboro Post, June 1, 2008 Editors note: With the new Juvenile Center coming online this month, the original Rutherford County Jail will no longer be used for a detention facility. We thought it was appropriate to touch upon some of the facts that made the old jail historic. 1.…

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Spring at Evergreen Cemetery

Carol Robertson White, The Murfreesboro Post, April 17, 2008 Murfreesboro Post reader Carol White took this beautiful spring photo at historic Evergreen Cemetery where the dogwoods are in full bloom.

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‘Top 10’ things you should know about Cannonsburgh

The Murfreesboro Post, April 6, 2008 1. Cannonsburgh was the original name of Murfreesboro. It was named in honor of Newton Cannon, a rising Williamson County politician and veteran of the Creek War. He would later become Tennessee’s first Whig governor. The little village’s name changed to Murfreesborough about 30…

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Civil War: Women faced danger in roles as spies

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Shirley Farris Jones, March 23, 2008 Second of three partsWhen one thinks of a Civil War soldier, a male image usually comes to mind. And, men fought the war largely, but not exclusively. Long ago, someone arrived at a ballpark figure of about 300…

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A greeting card sealed the big deal

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Erin Edgemon, Business Editor, March 9, 2009 A greeting card sent in 1953 wishing the president and the entire State Farm Insurance corporation a Merry Christmas sealed the deal to bring the first major white-collar employer to Murfreesboro. But it wasn’t a normal Christmas…

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Stones River: A look at the first day of battle

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Mike West, Managing Editor, March 2, 2008 Editor’s Note: To put our ongoing coverage of the Civil War in perspective, here is a brief recounting of the Battle of Stones River hitting upon some key points. Why fight at Murfreesboro? Only 2,500 people lived…

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Black Southerners in Confederate gray

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, December 21, 2007 February marks the beginning of Black History Month – a remembrance of important people and events of African American origin that began in 1926. There have been many major contributions to our nation and to our society by black Americans some…

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Oaklands, Murfree Springs wetlands boosted

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, December 21, 2007 U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon has secured federal funding to protect green spaces and wetlands in Rutherford County. Legislation passed by Congress includes $1.8 million to complete ecosystem restoration work on the grounds of the Oaklands Historic House Museum and protect the…

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