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Prep Prattle: Nashville Teen Life, Early 1950s

Gannett has not even bothered to market a service it’s offering that will delight scores of Nashville-history nerds. The entire archive of The Tennessean and its predecessors, dating back to the early 19th century, is now available in digital, searchable form … Continue reading

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1884 story on new Sulphur Dell

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1940 census discoveries: Red Grooms, age 2

Here is my mother Nancy Bowers Wood’s Hillsboro High classmate Red Grooms as a baby, right on the edge of Sevier Park. To the end of her life, Mom regretted not saving the textbooks of hers in which Red had … Continue reading

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Paper losses

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

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History on hold

To all who have enjoyed reading Old News in its first few months, Happy New Year. A hectic holiday season kept me from rolling out the weekly posts after mid-December, and now I am about to embark on a project … Continue reading

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