A visit to Murfreesboro’s Cannonsburgh Village

Frank Caperton, Rutherford County Historical Society, November 25, 2017 There are plenty of photos of Murfreesboro’s Cannonsburgh Village on the Internet.  This time I spent a couple of hours with Bobby Turman of Cannonsburgh in the Cannonsburgh gift shop.

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Stickney & Griffis Drug Store

Carol Robertson White, Local Historian, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, June 25, 2017 Local historian Carol Robertson White is a wealth of information concerning Rutherford County History.  She contributes historical treasures on a regular basis.   Recently Carol contributed the following photos and memories of the iconic Stickney & Griffis Drug Store, located…

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MTSU’s Brian Oldfield dies

Aldo Amato, The Daily News Journal, March 28, 2017MURFREESBORO — Brian Oldfield, one of the greatest athletes ever to pass through MTSU, died Sunday, the school said Monday. He was 71.Oldfield is best known for popularizing the spin technique in the discus throw, which still can be seen today. He used that…

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2017 Show & Tell

The RCHS hosted still another successful and fun evening at Murfreesboro’s historic Carriage Lane Inn and Reception House Monday, March 20, 2017.  This year’s attendance totaled 55 local history enthusiasts!

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Obituary for long time Local Historian Jerry F. Gaither

Jerry Forrest Gaither, age 89, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with David Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Donnell Cemetery in Auburntown, Tennessee. Visitation will be held…

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Rutherford County Historical Society Membership Drive!

Rutherford Reflections by Greg Tucker only $20 for RCHS Members, $24 for non-members Preserving and promoting OUR local history is the heartbeat of the Rutherford County Historical Society.  Yet, our membership is the lifeblood of the Society. Our membership is a strong and robust group of committed volunteers, unpaid in our efforts to share…

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La Vergne Public Library to mark Civil War anniversary

The Murfreesboro Post, February 9, 2013 LA VERGNE – The La Vergne Public Library is commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with multiple special events, guest speakers and presentations beginning next weekend. “Given that several members of the library’s staff grew up in and around La Vergne, we’ve taken…

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