Jakes preserves historical home for modern use

Jason Reynolds, The Murfreesboro Post, December 20, 2018 A house dating to the late 1800s has been lovingly restored and found new life. Murfreesboro real estate broker Bill Jakes held an open house and ribbon-cutting on Monday, December 10 for the house at 305 North Highland Ave. that is his new realty…

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‘Local George Washington’ no longer ignored

Curt Anderson, The Daily News Journal, February 10, 1985 A group of local history buffs who say the contributions of “Rutherford County’s George Washington” have been largely forgotten want to name an area around the Courthouse for the surveyor who laid out Murfreesboro. An examination into the work of hugh…

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Reeves-Sain Drug Store, thanks for the Memories

Jason Reynolds, The Murfreesboro Post, December 11, 2018 No one knows quite how long the Walking Eagles breakfast club has been meeting, but all agree it has been 20 years or so.  Now, the club that was based at Reeves-Sain is meeting at Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits on Memorial…

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Central High School Photos Saved

The pics from Central High School have been ‘rescued’ from the recently closed Reeves-Sain Drug Store!!! Much appreciation to the management (former) of Reeves-Sain and Dr. John Ash of Murfreesboro’s Central Magnet School.

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Historical letters from German soldier enlightening

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, December 3, 2018 German immigrant Private Daniel Miller held Federal guard duty on Fortress Rosecrans for a year and a half (Oct. 1863-April 1864) following the Stones River battle. With incredible detective work by Dr. Homer and Mable Pittard, a startling discovery was made…

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A rainy, rainy tour of Old Jefferson

Old Jefferson, Near Smyrna, Tennessee, December 1, 2018 Yes, it rained and rained, still, Toby Francis led a tour of ‘Old Jefferson’. BTW, ‘Old Jefferson’ was the county seat of Rutherford County from 1803 till 1811.

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Murfreesboro Founding Time Line

Greg Tucker, Rutherford County Historical Society The decision to locate the new Rutherford County seat of government near Murfree’s Spring was voted by a four to three margin in the spring of 1812.  The exact date of the founding of Murfreesboro, however, could fall on any one of several significant…

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Knox Ridley served as dynamic Smyrna leader

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, November 19, 2018 Knox Ridley and his twin brother, Sam, served Smyrna as progressive mayors over a 50-year time frame. Knox Ridley, an exceptional man, was a member of the dynasty that molded Smyrna into the progressive city we have today.  Knox was our…

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May 21, 1908 Goldstein’s ad

May 21, 1908, ‘The News Banner’, Murfreesboro, Tennessee The ‘News Banner’ was in business in Murfreesboro from 1899-1931.  The News Banner was formed when The Murfreesboro News and the Independent Banner merged in 1899.  

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2018 Awards Banquet

Carriage Lane Reception House, Saturday, November 10, 2018 Each year the president of the RCHS is tasked with selecting only five volunteers for recognition.  I use the word ‘tasked’ because choosing ONLY five volunteers is a tough, tough task. This year’s recipients were: Award of Appreciation – Russell & Vicki…

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