Our Beginnings

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, November 13, 2011 If there’s one thing organizers of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial Celebration want the public to remember, it’s the importance of history. This month’s schedule includes three events that mark the beginnings of three important aspects of Murfreesboro’s history – its first black church, the founding…

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2011 Awards Banquet

With some nearly 60 members of the Society gathering on the pleasant evening of November 12, the 2011 Annual Society Banquet was held at the East Main Church of Christ Annex.  We express our very warmest thanks to the Church for their wonderful hospitality in allowing us to gather in such…

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Ransom Paid – the Eagle Returns!

Rutherford for Real, Greg Tucker, 2011 The eagle mysteriously disappeared in late October, 1967.  It returned to its roost fifteen years later in exchange for a brown envelope. No Tennessee college football rivalry was ever more intense than the regional/conference competition between the MTSU Blue Raiders (Murfreesboro, TN) and the…

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Traveling the Dixie Highway

Jonathon Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, November 10, 2011 A pair of local authors is giving readers the chance to see Tennessee as travelers saw it in the early 20th century. Most drivers traveling through Murfreesboro in the ‘30s and ‘40s simply saw just another small town along the Dixie Highway,…

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History roundtable continues on CityTV

The Murfreesboro Post, November 3, 2011 City TV continues its Bicentennial Series, Murfreesboro Storytellers, with the November program featuring the theme, “Our Beginnings.” Guests for the month are members of three long time Rutherford county families. The first airing will be Monday, Nov. 7. They are Murfreesboro businessman and Rutherford…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

November 2, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Bill Patterson of the Lamp Gallery. 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

October 27, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Jim Ridley and James Manning regarding the history of 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…

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The Bucket is Back

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, October 23, 2011 Six years later, Murfreesboro is home again to the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the rebuilt “New World’s Largest Cedar Bucket” was unveiled Saturday at the 35th annual Harvest Days Festival in Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village. After…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

October 19, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones and Moe Brown Black discuss Lascassas (Tennessee) history. 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

October 18, 2011, 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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Murfreesboro is Listening

Jonathan Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, October 16, 2011 Truman Jones Started work at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in 1972, before rising to Chief Deputy under Sheriff Craig Snell and being elected Rutherford County Sheriff. He served for 27 years as Sheriff of Rutherford County from 1983 until 2010. Jones…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 29, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visits with Lifelong Rutherford County resident Mike West. 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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History lives here

Dan Whittle, September 25, 2011, The Murfreesboro Post At old Sewart Air Force Base SMYRNA – History lives here.  And living history unfurled with a dramatic military aircraft fly-over for the rededication of a huge monument that marked a milestone day from the old Sewart Air Force Base-era from 1942…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 21, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visit with the Albert Gore Sr. Research Center 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

September 20, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones visit 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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Lytle Land Donation a Problem for New Town

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, September 18, 2011 By Greg Tucker, President Rutherford County Historical Society Capt. William Lytle did not have good title to the 60 acres of raw land he deeded to the Town Commissioners in July 1812.  Indeed, about one third of the original…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 14, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones talks about Murfreesboro’s bicentennial celebration with Mayor Tommy Bragg and Angela Jackson and Nate Williams with Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long,…

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Sam Davis Home in Smyrna to be covered in quilts

The Murfreesboro Post, September 7, 2011 The Sam Davis Home Quilt Show will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 15-17 and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept 18 for its annual Quilt Show. Pre-sale tickets are $6, or $8 at the door. Tickets to the Quilt…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

September 6, 2011, WGNS Radio Today Truman Jones talks about Murfreesboro’s bicentennial celebration with Mayor Tommy Bragg and Angela Jackson and Nate Williams with Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. Bart Walker and the staff of Rutherford County’s WGNS Radio (1450AM, 101.9FM) have been supporters of our local history for a long,…

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