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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Tank ‘N’ Tummy

Frank Caperton, January 2, 2019 Who remembers the ‘Tank ‘N’ Tummy’, later the Huddle House at the Buchanan Road Exit and I-24?

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1972 Polk Hotel Ad

The Daily News Journal, October 3, 1972 The James K. Polk Hotel operated at 200 East Main Street, current site of SunTrust bank, from 1927 till razed in 1977.

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Lookie what I found: The Bavarian Lounge, 1975

The Daily News Journal, March 30, 1975 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history.  Do YOU remember the old Bavarian Lounge once located at the Holiday Inn, Old Fort Pkwy. and I-24???

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Sharing the ‘Dixie Dewdrop’ Story

Ken Beck, the Murfreesboro Post, December 26, 2018 “And now friends we present Uncle Dave Macon, the Dixie Dewdrop, with his plug hat, gold teeth, chin whiskers, gates-ajar color and that million-dollar Tennessee smile. Let her go Uncle Dave!” To his sons and grandchildren he was known as “Pap,” but…

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Lookie what I Found: Jason & Elise Simmons

The Daily News Journal, August 30, 1998 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history. I was browsing through the August 30, 1998 edition of the DNJ and came across RCHS members Jason & Elise Simmons –…

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Merry Christmas from the Ransom Rowdies!

December 21, 2018, Ransom School House, 717 North Academy Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee Each Saturday morning a dedicated group of local historians gather at the Ransom School House for what we call ‘Coffee & Conversation’. We call the regulars the ‘Ransom Rowdies‘. Stop by one Saturday morning and you too entered…

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