Tag Archives: James Davis Porter Jr. (1828-1912)

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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