Developer manipulated Normal school site

As published by the Daily News Journal, Greg Tucker, Sunday, August 12, 2012 Andrew Lee Todd (1872-1945) put Middle Tennessee Normal (now Middle Tennessee State University) on the east side of Murfreesboro and put himself in the middle of the resulting development. Todd was born and raised on a modest…

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Murfreesboro City Hall celebrates history

The Murfreesboro Post, August 5, 2012 The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee announced the opening of the exhibit: “Our Stories – Mapping the Growth of Murfreesboro – Historical Maps and Murfreesboro: Through the Artist’s Eye.” Sponsored in cooperation with the Bicentennial Our Stories Committee the exhibition features a collection of…

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Southern matriarch cared for sacred trust

Shirley Farris Jones, The Murfreesboro Post, July 29, 2012 In mid-19 century Murfreesboro, the name “Dromgoole” was both well known and respected among the citizens of our town. John Easter Dromgoole had served as city alderman and treasurer in 1860 and 186l and was serving as mayor in 1862 when…

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War had winners, losers, seducers and hardtack

As published by the Daily News Journal, Greg Tucker, July 19, 2012 One hundred and fifty years ago today the citizens of Murfreesboro were celebrating their deliverance from Yankee occupation.  Their hero was Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.  In an early morning raid on July 13, 1862, Forrest and his…

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House finds a new home

Greg Campbell, The Daily News Journal, May 22, 1983 Time, weather and vandals were taking a toll on a stately house on East Main Street, most often called the ‘old Elrod House.’ After developers bought the 1.5 acre site at 926 East Main Street, the house itself was given to…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 18, 2012, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with personnel from the Stones River National Battlefield and Oaklands Mansion. 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…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

July 17, 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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Black Confederate in General Forrest’s Raid

Jonathan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, July 12, 2012 As Confederate cavalry re-enactors thunder down East Main street Saturday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s successful raid on the Rutherford County Courthouse, spectators may see an elderly black gentleman in the crowd wearing a confederate flag necktie, looking…

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Battlefield offers ‘Hallowed Ground’

Jonothan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, July 11, 2012 Superintendent Stuart Johnson announced Stones River National Battlefield will offer five more presentations of Hallowed Ground: A Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery during 2011. Each scheduled evening, two tours of up to 35 people will tour the cemetery by lantern…

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History comes alive

Tessa Resko, the Murfreesboro Post, July 8, 2012 On July 13, 1862, U.S. Col. William Duffield and the 9th Michigan Infantry Division were camped on Oaklands’ front lawn near the Maneys’ Spring. In a surprise attack, Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men snuck up on the regiment. The…

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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 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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