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New book on Judy Garland available

The Murfreesboro Post, January 25, 2010 Catsong Publishing announced today the release of a new book, “From Tennessee to Oz – The Amazing Saga of Judy Garland’s Family History” by author Michelle Russell. Judy Garland, who is best known for her portrayal of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” was…

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On the lookout for historic buildings

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, January 24, 2010 Tucked behind hedges at the corner of Pitts Lane and Patriot Drive, a dogtrot-style log home hides from public view. But employees of Rutherford County were out looking for it.  The group of four was out touring the county in search of…

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French Trading Post Became Versailles

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, December 13, 2009 By Greg Tucker, President Rutherford County Historical Society Although left off the turnpike and soon to be abandoned by postal authorities, the local folk in the 1890s were strong on community spirit and could deliver a Gay Nineties rag,…

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Remembering Rutherford: Harsh country with rugged folk!?

Greg Tucker, The Daily News Journal, November 8, 2009 “A man living back in the cedars (in Rutherford County) … has got to scratch and sweat mightily if he wants to starve decent,” according to “Tennessee: A Guide to the State”, a 1939 publication of the Federal Writers’ Project. As…

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The dear price of war

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, November 8, 2009 Since Operation Enduring Freedom began in 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003, 108 soldiers from Tennessee have fallen on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Eleven of the fallen heroes had ties to Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee State…

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Get ready to know Rutherford County

The Murfreesboro Post, September 13, 2009 The Heritage Partnership of Rutherford County invites everyone to Get To Know Rutherford with an opportunity to celebrate the county’s collective stories of the unique people, places and things.  This annual three-day event will be a free public event where we will gather, tell…

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Smyrna’s Sam Davis Home is Civil War gem

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, April 19, 2009 Next to Stones River National Battlefield, the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna is probably the most interesting and best-preserved Civil War site in Rutherford County. Born on Oct. 6, 1842 in Rutherford County, Sam Davis grew up in the upper middle class…

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