Black History Month – Women of Murfreesboro

February 8, 2019, Murfreesboro City Channel 3 Have you heard the story of Ann Bradford Stokes? Do you know about Lutie Lytle’s contributions to the legal world? Both women were from Murfreesboro and had an impact in the world of medicine and the legal profession. Find out their stories as…

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American Legion Post 16 Baseball Team

Alvin C. York Hospital Collection, February 7, 2019 The Rutherford County Historical Society acquired thousands of photos from the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in December, 2018. Can you ID the boys in this pic? Please send your answers to rutherfordtnhistory@gmail.com.

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Adventures In Murphry’s Burrow, featuring

Murfreesboro City TV Channel 3, February 6, 2019 Murph is an inquisitive rabbit that interviews guests that come visit his burrow. He also visits unique and interesting people and places in the city. This month, Murph visited RCHS President Walter White and Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker at the historic…

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Black History Month-Women of Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro City Channel 3, February 6, 2019 The Murfreesboro Union provided news to African Americans in the early and mid-20th century. Copies of the newspapers are scarce as only a handful are known to exist. The Rutherford County Archives is in search of copies to add to their collection. Please…

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Photo from the Alvin C. York Medical Center

Alvin C. York Hospital Collection, February 6, 2019 The Rutherford County Historical Society acquired thousands of photos from the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in December, 2018. Can you ID the person in this pic? Please send your answers to rutherfordtnhistory@gmail.com.

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Smyrna/La Vergne History Series

Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna, Tennessee, February 2, 2019 Today saw 61 attendees at our first Smyrna/La Vergne History Series. The topics were wide and varied – and VERY enjoyable!

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Remnants of Fortress Rosecrans on Medical Center Pkwy.

February 2, 2019, Frank Caperton & Eddie Smotherman RCHS member and retired Chief Ranger of the Stones River National Battlefield Gib Backlund recently invited Murfreesboro City Council Member and RCHS Board member Eddie Smotherman, Chief Ranger Jim Lewis of the Stones River National Battlefield, Scott Broden of the Daily news…

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Monday, March 18, 5:30PM

Monday, March 18, 5:30PM, Oaklands Mansion, 900 North Maney Ave.: Our annual Show & Tell dinner banquet. Bring a piece of YOUR local history! Cost is only $15 per person which included dinner. Please click here to buy your ticket today!

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Video Day at the Benevolent Cemetery (South Church Street)

Frank Caperton, January 28, 2019 Michael Nevills of Murfreesboro’s City TV 3 is producing a piece regarding the history and importance of the ‘Benevolent Cemetery’ located on South Church. The video will air on Murfreesboro City TV Channel 3 in February. I met Michael at the Benevolent Cemetery and found…

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County Courthouse improvement estimated at $563K

Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal, January 27, 2019 Landscapers started the initial work Saturday for an improvement project of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse, Mayor Bill Ketron said. ‘We’re just trying to make the Courthouse what she should be, the beautiful place that everybody respects and kind of one…

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Monkey Woman Bridge, June 15, 1957

The Daily News Journal, June 15, 1957 You know, local history it is truly rewarding. Just today, we were browsing through the June 15, 1957 edition of the Daily News Journal and came across an article regarding ‘Monkey Woman Bridge’ as it stood on Almaville Road in 1957. The bridge…

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