Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 6, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with former Rutherford County Historian Ernie Johns. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 6, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with former Rutherford County Historian Ernie Johns. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 3, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County Truman…

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Legends of Lascassas known Nationwide

As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Dan Whittle, Sunday, July 1, 2012 “Lascassas/ Fifteen miles from no where/ How I long to go there/ Take be back to Lascassas.” The above lyrics about an unincorporated Rutherford County community came from an impromptu-arranged song during national broadcasts, perhaps during the Lascassas…

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WHITTLE: Courting Wall played significant role in Lascassas lore

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, June 24, 2012 There’s the “Wailing Wall” of Israel, the “Great Wall of China” and the infamous, inhumane “Berlin Wall” of Germany.But none have had the local impact of the “Courting Wall” of Lascassas, a never-incorporated rural village tucked serenely in the north-eastern corner of…

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Murfreesboro Bicentennial lecture focuses on Dixie Highway

The Murfreesboro Post, June 19, 2012 In celebration of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial “Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Trails Month,” the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County invites the public to attend a free lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 22. Leslie N. Sharp, author of Tennessee’s Dixie Highway: From Springfield to…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

June 19, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County Truman…

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Restaurant anchors Christiana business district

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, June 17, 2012 CHRISTIANA – Due to the popular Miller’s Grocery, a country café, this tiny rural community’s legend grows. The legends born at Christiana may be bigger than the never-incorporated village itself. For example, two American presidents, Ulysses S. Grant and Richard M. Nixon,…

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Fosterville Church of Christ Celebrates Faith, History

As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Sunday, June 10, 2012 The little community of Fosterville in southernmost Rutherford County, once a bustling railroad hub of agriculture and commerce, owes its very existence to the steam-powered locomotive, but faith soon became the real driving force that kept its families going through…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

June 5, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford County Truman…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends.

June 4, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with local historian and author Shirley Farris Jones. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long, long time. Please click the WGNS icon and enjoy former Rutherford…

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Official records correct Lytle folklore errors

As published by the Daily News Journal, Greg Tucker, Sunday, June 3, 2012 William Lytle, an early Rutherford County landowner, figures prominently in most accounts of the founding of Murfreesboro.  Much of what is said, however, is incorrect. Some of the more often repeated errors involve Lytle’s Revolutionary War record,…

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Forrest Rides Again

Jonathon Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, May 30, 2012   In mid-July, the streets of Murfreesboro will ring once again with the hoof beats of a mythical Confederate general on the 150th anniversary of his daring raid on the Rutherford County Courthouse. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest reached near godlike status in…

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Downtown remains heartbeat of Murfreesboro

As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Sunday, May 30, 2012 With a smile on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, Marion Bean spoke of downtown Murfreesboro with a fondness that carries years of memories. He noted the history of downtown, like when the city was the state’s capitol…

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City’s Bottoms made way for Broad Street

As published by the Daily News Journal, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 By Doug Davis, Daily News Journal In the 1950s, Murfreesboro obtained federal funding to assist in urban renewal on 52 acres of property known as the Bottoms. “I once lived on Front Street, but I went to the Bottoms…

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Merry Month of May

As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Shirley Ferris Jones, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 WThe month of May was anything but “merry” for the citizens of Murfreesborough in 1862. Our little town was barely 50 years old when it became a focal point of the Civil War in the West. From…

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