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Monday, October 21, 7:00PM

Monday, October 21, Rutherford County Archive, 435 Rice Street: Gib Backlund, well-known, much respected chief ranger (retired) from the Stones River National Battlefield, will be discussing the history of the Stones River National Battlefield and National Parks.

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Former La Vergne Mayor A.C. Puckett dies

September 5, 2019, Scott Broden, The Daily News Journal LA VERGNE — Former Mayor A.C. Puckett, a founder for the La Vergne government, died Wednesday, the city reported. He was 94.  “His impact on the city is huge, being one of our city’s founding fathers,” Mayor Jason Cole said in the news…

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A connection to the past

August 23, 2019, The Murfreesboro Post, Jason Reynolds Emily Ruth Dill received quite a surprise – and a trip down memory lane – when a gravestone bearing her great-grandfather’s name turned up on Broad Street, at least 15 miles from where he is buried at Milton Cemetery. A motorist hit…

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1982 – Auctioneer Larry Sims

July 16, 1982, The Daily News Journal Larry sims looking fine in this 1982 Daily News Journal photo. You never know what – or who – we will come across when we research a topic.

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Happy Hill Remembered

Wendi Watts, the Daily News Journal, February 22, 1995 Black education changed through the years in Rutherford County Black Education in Rutherford County has gone through a lot of changes in the past 50 years. In the 1930s and 1940s, Thelma Marie Turrentine Marshall went to class in a one-room…

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Medlock Baptism on the Stones River near Salem Pike

July 23, 2019, Bill Jakes From Bill Jakes: “I was given this wonderful photo by a cousin today. It was supposedly taken shortly after a family member’s funeral so it is believed to be from April of 1947. The preacher who performed these creek baptisms was Woodrow Medlock.”

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Revitalizing Ransom

June 13, 2005, Doug Davis, The Daily News Journal Historic group plans to revive former private school on Academy A historic preservation group is hoping to restore an 1800s brick home on North Academy Street – the Eliza Ransom Private School – and fill it with classrooms of children once…

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Rutherford painfully aware of heritage

John McGlone, The Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 Commentary from Dr. John McGlone, Middle Tennessee State University Southerners are acutely – sometimes painfully – aware of their heritage, and Rutherford Countians are no exception. The 30th century is often perceived as too crowded, fast-paced, stressful and less genteel, while…

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Main Street to Mink Slide by C.B. Arnette, 1991

Publication 49: From Mink Slide to Main Street by C.B. Arnette.  Arnette picks up where John Spence left off in telling the story of Murfreesboro’s downtown.  The book is full of interesting nuggets and photos.


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