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    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

    Remember the Hardee's Slide?

    Oct 15, 2020 at 07:30 am by bryan

    Do you remember the slide at Hardee's on Broad Street? It was there until the late 1980's when it was torn down.

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    Oct 13, 2020 at 04:00 pm by bryan

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