‘Grantlands’

July 1, 2021, Barry Lamb Grantlands, so named because of the grant of land on which the manor house was situated, was the ancestral home of the Dickinson and Murfree families. It was once located near the intersection of West Clark Boulevard and Hamilton Drive and it is believed that…

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A Tree that Witnessed History

July 1, 2021, Dr. Steven Murphree, President Sam Davis Memorial Association There are many mature trees on the campus of the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation, many that are well over 100 years old. Visitors to this historic site are attracted to the stately tulip or yellow poplars along…

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July 3, 2021 – Rockvale Ruritans 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2021, Rockvale, Tennessee Did you know the Rockvale Ruritans Club has been hosting the annual 4th of July Celebration since 1927? 2021 marked the 94th year of this piece of Americana. Hamburgers, ice cream, Kona Ice, barbeque, games and most of all, a sense of community. No ticket…

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A Country Store (1912-1914)

Rutherford County Historical Society Publication 2, 1978 (Selection from Jack R. Mankin’s “Autobiography” written for his children in which he describes his brother’s store and offers some nostalgic impressions of life as he remembers it in the surrounding communities of Mankinville and Dilton.) When I was a child–some eight or…

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The Osborn-Dromgoole-Harrison-Murfree House

June 10, 2021 Barry Lamb The Osborn-Dromgoole-Harrison-Murfree house, formerly located at 420 North Spring Street, on the corner of Spring and Bell Streets, was likely built for Caleb Osborn and his wife, Elizabeth Rankin Osborn, around 1853. The land on which the house was constructed was once owned by Marmon…

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Christiana High School Composite Pics

May 15, 2021, Volunteer Frank Caperton Wow – what a morning at the Ransom School House. One of our volunteers opened the grand old lady (Ransom School House) to find these wonderful gifts leaned against our front door!!!

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Sewart Air Force Base – June 1 declared Sewart Day

June 1, 1967, The Rutherford Courier For a quarter of a century, during which time the United States has fought World War II, the Korean War and now the war in southeast Asia, Sewart Air Force Base has played a dominant role in the defense of this nation. The proclamation…

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History buried too long

April 7, 2021, Tayla Courage, The Murfreesboro Post Murfreesboro resident Kenneth Sawyer is raising money to restore the neglected resting place of two Rutherford County families from the Antebellum era buried near his home. Sawyer, an independent truck driver, bought his home in Murfreesboro last August. The day of the…

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