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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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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