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In the Shadow of the Knob

March/April, 2019 Froe Chips, Pettus Read Located on the Bicentennial Capitol Mall in Nashville, you will find a huge 200-foot granite walk-upon map detailing the state of Tennessee. As your foot steps cover the state outlined in the Tennessee carved stone, you will find yourself crossing rivers, large cities, small…

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Practical Preservation

March/April, 2019 Froe Chips, Bobby Turman, RCHS Board Member The goal of historical preservation is to…well, preserve. This can come in all forms: digital copying of pictures, battling the advance of vegetation into a cemetery, or perhaps repairing the stitching on a hoop skirt. Sometimes, preservation has a more practical,…

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Gloria Shacklett Christy Receives DAR Award

April 27, 2019, WGNS Radio On Friday (4/26/2019) night, local historian Gloria Shacklett Christy was honored at the 114th Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference. The Murfreesboro historian received the DAR’s Meritorious Medal and Cetificate. Christy said, “This is a bright and forever memorable moment for me and my…

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Campus School Celebrates 90-Years THIS Tuesday

April 13, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) Campus School celebrates its 90-year legacy from 4:00 until 6:00PM this coming Tuesday (4/16/2019) afternoon. Homer Pittard Campus School is located at 923 East Lytle Street, directly across Middle Tennessee Boulevard from MTSU. Former Principal and Friends of Campus School President Dr. Rita King…

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Gloria Shacklett Christy Honored By DAR

March 17, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) Rutherford County historian and community promoter Gloria Shacklett Christy will receive the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Historic Preservation medal from 6:00 to 9:30 Friday night, April 26, 2019, during a special presentation in Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott. DAR’s Historic Preservation Chair…

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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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Table made from historic timbers of the White House

Froe Chips, January/February 2019, Carol White, Editor Two tables made from timbers that once supported the roof of the White House at the time Andrew Jackson was president were given to the Veterans Hospital in 1940. The tables are of colonial design, the pine wood finished, polished and unstained. In…

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