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Flashback Frank: Jefferson Pike

Apr 21, 2022 at 07:30 am by Producer

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society. Today, we will travel back to the original seat of government for Rutherford County – the old town.... Read More

Flashback Frank: Interesting Area School Names

Apr 07, 2022 at 07:30 am by bryan

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society. Some of the early public and private schools in Rutherford County had very imaginative descriptive names..... Read More

Flashback Frank: MTSU Basketball Defeats Kentucky

Mar 11, 2022 at 07:30 am by WGNS

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society. Wow.  March 11, 1982.  MTSU Men’s Basketball has the task of playing Kentucky in the NCAA.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Smyrna Rosenwald School

Feb 24, 2022 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Flashback Frank - Cemetery Community

Feb 10, 2022 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

February is recognized at Black History Month acknowledging themany accomplishments of the African American community. Did you know there was once a thriving African American.... Read More

Flashback Frank - The Human Spider

Feb 03, 2022 at 08:00 am by Producer

Last week we focused on the ‘Human Fly’ who climbed the CourtHouse cupula in 1923 only to meet his demise that very same night. Today is the story of the ‘H.... Read More

Flashback Frank - The Human Fly

Jan 27, 2022 at 08:00 am by Producer

One of Murfreesboro’s best-known stories involves ‘The Human Fly’who met his demise scaling the historic Rutherford County CourtHouse in 1923. In April, 192.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Sam Davis

Jan 13, 2022 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Flashback Frank - Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Dec 23, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Good morning and merry Christmas from Flashback Frank of theRutherford County Historical Society! My favorite Christmas song is an old gospel/Bluegrass song titled‘Beau.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Cemeteries

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

Did you know there are more than 1,100 cemeteries and graveyardsin Rutherford County, Tennessee? Yep, 1,100 cemeteries andgraveyards and seemingly more being discovered each w.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Smyrna's Hart Spring

Dec 02, 2021 at 06:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Big Hart’s Spring is one mile west of Smyrna, just off Sam Ridley Parkway, and carries a beautiful history within our county.   Hart’s Spring is on the west.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Ransom School House

Nov 11, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

If you haven’t visited the historic Ransom School House on NorthAcademy Street, you are missing a true jewel of Rutherford CountyHistory. You see, the Ransom School Hou.... Read More

Folklore Weather Forecasting

Nov 09, 2021 at 06:30 am by WGNS

Erek Romans shared a photo of some persimmons from his tree in the Midland community. They show spoons - and folklore weather forecasting would indicate lots of snow for the a.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Monkey Woman Bridge

Oct 28, 2021 at 08:00 am by Dalton Barrett

Halloween in Rutherford County. Countless stories describe hauntedcemeteries, haunted buildings, haunted landmarks and even ahaunted bridge. If you have visited Cannonsburg P.... Read More

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