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Flashback Frank - Elvie McFadden School

Oct 14, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

Flashback Frank - The Tipperary School at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village

Sep 30, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

How many of us have visited the wedding chapel at CannonsburghPioneer Village near downtown Murfreesboro? Did you know that the wedding chapel was at one time better knownas.... Read More

Jon Dinkins Flashback (1989)

Sep 23, 2021 at 06:00 am by WGNS

Thanks to Frank Caperton of the Rutherford County Historical Society who found this photo from "The Daily News Journal" from June 18th, 1989, when he was a teacher and coach a.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Sergeant William Holland of the United States Colored Troops

Sep 09, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society.   Have you ever visited the Hazen Monument at the Stones River National Battlefield on the Old Nash.... Read More

Flashback Frank - 1973 Murfreesboro City Budget

Sep 02, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Ever wonder about the cost of governing the City of Murfreesboro in 1973?   The total, the entire budget for the City of Murfreesboro in 1973 was $2,924,761.83. Yep. We.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Rutherford County Executions Part 2

Aug 19, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

A particularly unfortunate execution occurred in 1837. The details of the crime are unknown except that a slave, or perhaps a former slave, named Charles Maney, was.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Rutherford County Executions Part 1

Aug 12, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Execution in Rutherford County. What a great way to start the day! In the early 1800s, capital punishment in Tennessee was theresponsibility of the county sheriff. Common law.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Revolutionary War Veteran Peter Jennings

Aug 05, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society.   A study of the history of Rutherford County reveals several Revolutionary War soldiers coming to.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Place Names Part 4

Jul 15, 2021 at 07:20 am by Producer

Place names in Rutherford County… We drive down a road or through a tiny community or past a subdivision and think ‘where in the world did THAT name come from?&rs.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Place Names Part 3

Jul 01, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Place names in Rutherford County… We drive down a road or through a tiny community or past a subdivision and think ‘where in the world did THAT name come from?&rs.... Read More

Flashback Frank: Place Names Part 1

Jun 17, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

We’ve all done it; we’ve all wondered where certain names originated. Names of communities such as Cedar Grove or Almaville or Readyville.   The Rutherford.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Commuter Rail System in Murfreesboro

Jun 10, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Did you there was once a commuter rail system in Murfreesboro?   The Murfreesboro Street Railway was established in 1892. It consisted of eight cars, 24 mules, a garage.... Read More

Flashback Frank - BIG Sycamore Tree at the Courthouse

May 20, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

How many of us have enjoyed the shade of the MASSIVE sycamore tree located on the east side of our Public Square?   Did you know this tree was planted in 1859 when our.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Jefferson

May 13, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Today, we will travel back to the original seat of government for Rutherford County – the old town of Jefferson.   Ever wonder where the name ‘Jefferson Pik.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Alvin C. York Medical Center

May 06, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Today, let’s discuss the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center, located on the northern edge of Murfreesboro. We drive past the beautiful 431 acre treasure all the time yet we.... Read More

Flashback Frank - The Murfreesboro Press Newspaper

Apr 29, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Did you know there was a locally published newspaper right here in Murfreesboro titled ‘The Murfreesboro Press’? It was published by Don Keith along with Editor Mi.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Murfreesboro was the State Capital

Apr 22, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Did you know Murfreesboro was the state capital from 1818 till 1825? The Tennessee General Assembly met only every other year in theearly days – after all Tennessee was.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Thankful Taylor, the Story of the Bosom Serpant

Apr 15, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Did you know there was once a Christiana teenager who claimed thata snake lived in her stomach? Yep. This was a real teenager with areal snake in her stomach. Her case was doc.... Read More

HISTORY: Post Civil War Freed Slaves

Feb 04, 2021 at 07:23 am by WGNS

Frank Caperton, aka Flashback Frank, joins The Wake Up Crew each Thursday to share local history tidbits. This week, he talks about a community of freed slaves that popped up.... Read More

Lady Bug Joins WUC

Nov 10, 2020 at 06:00 am by WGNS

The Wake Up Crew family is growing! Bryan welcomes Lady Bug to the family! She is a Rat-Chi, a cross between an American Rat Terrier and Chihuahua. Maybe she and Jon's Chipper.... Read More