If you love local history, the Rutherford County Historical Society meets at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday (7/15/2019) night in the Rutherford County Archives Building, 435 Rice Street. Tim James will tell the unique story of his father, Edsel Ford James, who started the Three-Ten Pipe and Tobacco Shop on East Main Street.
By the way, the Rutherford County Historical Society is the same group you hear about that meets Saturday mornings from 9:00AM until noon to talk local history in the historic old one-room schoolhouse, Ransom School, at 717 North Academy Street.
The late, well known local historian C. B. Arnette attended the privately-operated Eliza Ransom School for several of his elementary school years. When the old, dilapidated building became available, he purchased it and in 2008 began restoring it. He even brought in logs he had purchased to build a couple of new rooms behind the original home.
When Mr. Arnette died in 2010, his family donated the historic one-room schoolhouse to the Rutherford County Historical Society. It serves not only a museum, but as a legacy to the author of such writings as From Mink Slide To Main Street, Those East Main Street People and Their Houses, Wheels Deals and Bridges,