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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York VA Medical Center is a Historical Treasure

DNJ – MURFREESBORO 5/28/2012 — Since 1940, soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen have been treated at what is now called the York VA Medical Center. It has seen the United States’ finest — those who have valiantly given service to their country — mending them from mental or physical illness,…

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Amelia Earhart’s Murfreesboro Connection

Merry Month of May As published by the Murfreesboro Post, Dan Whittle, Sunday, May 27, 2012 R.D. “Bo” McKneely’s connection to Tennessee began in 1958 when he met prominent Rutherford County resident Sara McQuire Bell, widow of the late Ed Bell, former publisher of the Daily News Journal. “I went…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

May 22, 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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Certainty of War Loomed over 1942 Graduating Class

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, Sunday, May 20, 2012 By Greg Tucker, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society “Those years at Central High were the happiest of my life,” remembers Oma Wilson McNabb. “But after Pearl Harbor, the mood at school was usually quite somber.” The…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

May 18, 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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Be a tourist in your own backyard for free

The Murfreesboro Post, May 13, 2012 Gratis.  On the house.  Free of charge.  At no cost.  Without charge.  Complimentary.  In other words–FREE! It’s not often that you get anything free, let alone the admissions to six grand experiences, but that’s exactly what is scheduled Saturday during Rutherford County’s annual Free…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

May 8, 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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Celebrate history Southern style

The Murfreesboro Post, May 3, 2012 Be sure to mark your calendars for an event heralding the arrival of warmer temperatures and gorgeous flowers in bloom for the annual Oaklands’ Spring Party, Sunday Supper Southern Style. You won’t want to miss this year’s event at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Oaklands…

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Local History with Truman Jones and Friends

April 24, 2012, WGNS Radio Truman and historian Greg Tucker discuss the civil rights movement, the true location of Tennessee’s geographic center, and more… 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…

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Old Letter tell of Drinking, Schooling and Survival

As published by the Daily News Journal, Sunday, Sunday, April 21, 2012 By Greg Tucker, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society Personal correspondence preserved through generations can provide an incomparable window to the past. Consider the “common” events reported to an absent spouse in the 1880s; a mother’s love…

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Tennessee Civil War 150 introduces app for iPhone

The Murfreesboro Post, April 20, 2012 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched Tennessee’s first statewide Civil War mobile application for Apple devices as a part of the 2012 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event commemorating the Battle of Shiloh. This complimentary,…

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