Category Archives: Nashville history – general

Paper losses

We interrupt this dormant blog to mourn and kvetch about corporate journalism. Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: Goodbye, hello

Departures and arrivals figure prominently in this week of Nashville history. December 13 was the date of at least three notable Nashville demises in the first half of the 20th century, as noted in this NashvillePost.com history item from 2005: … Continue reading

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In other news: Vandy turns down Orange Bowl invite

3 December 1935: Red O’Donnell of the Evening Tennessean reports that Vanderbilt’s football program has rejected a “feeler bid” to play in the second annual Orange Bowl at Miami on New Year’s Day 1936. The Commodores have just wrapped up … Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: News of the military and the ministry

This week, millions of Americans will remember Pearl Harbor, the calamitous Japanese attack that brought our country into the Second World War — even though only a few thousand survivors of the raid on the U.S. Pacific Fleet remain to … Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: You gonna eat that?

As we close in on the end of Nashville Banner scribe Marmaduke Morton’s 1930 serialized memoir of the city he covered in the 1880s, the tale of a long-ago dining contest awaits… 30 Nov. 1930: “Achievement of Nat Baxter, Jr., … Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: Educators, coppers, insurance men and more

Our time with Banner Managing Editor Marmaduke B. Morton is drawing to a close, as only two more installments of his serialized memoir from autumn 1930 remain after this week’s column. If you have been reading the episodes posted in … Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: Murder at the courthouse

This week in 1894, a murder-suicide and its aftermath shook elite Nashville to its core. Davidson County Chancellor Andrew Allison cut a national profile as a legal thinker and jurist. He had been vice-president of the Harvard Law School Alumni … Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: Wavelengths, wayfarers and a would-be whuppin’

This week in Old News, the crumbling pages of long-forgotten Nashville newspapers take us back to the origins of an iconic radio show and to the beginnings of modern tourism promotion in what we now call the Music City. They … Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: Turning on the waterworks

This week in 1930, the Nashville Banner‘s resident sage Marmaduke Morton offered up another installment of his memoir about life in Nashville 50 years earlier. The seventh column in his series “The Colorful Eighties in Nashville” starts off with a … Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: Run out of town on a rail

Let’s wind up Marmaduke Morton once more and let him spin a yarn. Eighty years ago this week, the Nashville Banner‘s longtime managing editor published part six in his 12-part series on “The Colorful Eighties in Nashville,” recalling the city … Continue reading

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