Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 12, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County Truman…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 26, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County Truman…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 12, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Judge Royce Taylor. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County Truman…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 12, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones and local historian Shirley Farris Jones discuss everything from the Civil War in Rutherford County to law enforcement. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time.…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 12, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones and Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker discuss Burney Lee Tucker (Greg’s father) as a member of famed USMC VMA-214 – aka – The Black Sheep squadron of Pappy Boyington fame. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM)…

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Old Jefferson was a Stones River port

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, July 10, 2011 Jefferson Springs flourished 100 years later Cabins lined Stones River at Jefferson Springs, a health resort in the early 1900s.Multiple trading posts had served as economic hubs of commerce on the river 100 years earlier at what is now called Old Jefferson.…

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Taverns, Bars and Juke Joints

Greg Tucker, The Daily News Journal, June 12, 2011 By the middle of the 20th century, Rutherford County was widely recognized as a mid-south transportation center. A directory from the era observed: “From Murfreesboro, heavily traveled federal and state highways spread out in eight directions. Buses and freight trucks arrive…

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The ‘Unsinkable’ Mary Kate

The Murfreesboro Post, May 29, 2011 Confederate Spy ‘Kate’ Weaved In and Out of Mid-Tenn Union Camps “The Unsinkable Mary Kate” was not a Civil War battle ship. La Vergne resident Mary Kate Patterson, who had the audacity and courage to take on multiple personalities and appearances, is credited with…

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Beware the curse of Davis’ Market

The Murfreesboro Post, August 29, 2010 There are many legends surrounding it.  Many who have been around Murfreesboro for long know at least one of them, but no one, not even the owners, have any idea where they sprang from. It is the legend or the curse, some might say,…

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