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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

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