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I.P. ‘Ivey’ Burns & Son General Store, Rockvale, Tennessee

Ivey P. ‘Pap’ Burns (b August 27, 1823) & Son (George Washington Burns) General Store, built 1865. This old fashioned country store was a center of activity in the Everglade Community on Jackson Ridge Road near Rockvale. ‘Pap’ Burns sold items such as hardware, coffee, livestock feed, sugar, etc. G.W.…

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Boring School, 1885-1919

BORING SCHOOL 1885-c 1919 was located in District 4 on the west side of the Almaville-Smyrna Road at the intersection of Burnt Knob Road. Sterling Brown Boring and wife Elizabeth on October 10, 1885, sold one-half acre of land to William T. Edwards, Richard K. Spann, and James L. Andersonfor…

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The Ransom School House, 1976

March 26, 2020, from the Digital Archives of the Rutherford County Historical Society The Ransom School House has been beautiful restored and maintained since this photo was taken c1976, most likely by Dr. Bealer Smotherman, longtime professor at Middle Tennessee State University and local historian. Bealer was alo an avid…

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City Café serves up 120 years of down-home dining

February 21, 2020, Jason Reynolds, The Murfreesboro Post (Photography credit Frank Caperton) On Feb. 10, 1900, President William McKinley was running for a second term and Spanish-American War hero Theodore Roosevelt was only one of several contenders to run as his vice presidential partner. In other news on that date,…

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‘The Square’

January/February 2020, Froe Chips by Richard Stickney I was raised on the Square. I was just a kid, but that world belonged to me. I knew every alley and every secret that men kept. I knew who went where and why. I remember walking out of the Princess Theater when…

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Alfred Miller Home

January 15, 2020, Renee Duke Miller Alfred Miller built this house on the corner of College and Academy Streets in Murfreesboro. Photo source: O.E. Camp Photo – 1930-1939 The walls of the three-story red brick are 14″ thick with a foundation of stone. There are two chimneys on each side…

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Through a Child’s Eyes, 1987

December 20, 1987, The Daily News Journal This week, Daily News Journal photographer Jim Davis visited Middle Tennessee Christian School and talked with first-graders. We would like to thank Headmaster Randall Choudoin, administrative Assistant Bill McVey and the first-grade teachers and students at MTCS.

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Alvin C. York Medical Center, Monument Dedication, June 14, 1983

June 15, 2019, Cathy Schulze, The Daily News Journal At last it was done: after standing unacclaimed in from of the main building at the Veterans Administration Medical Center for nearly a year, a granite and bronze monument was dedicated Tuesday afternoon during Flag Day ceremonies. Groups of patients clustered…

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