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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: 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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This week in Nashville history: Steamboats and spirituals

Eighty years ago this week, Nashville Banner Managing Editor Marmaduke Morton continued his 12-part series on “The Colorful Eighties in Nashville,” reflecting on the city he had encountered as a cub reporter a half-century earlier. 19 Oct. 1930: “Last Days … Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: Newshounds of the 1880s

Eighty years ago this week, the Nashville Banner‘s Marmaduke Morton continued his 12-part series on “The Colorful Eighties in Nashville,” reflecting on the city he had encountered as a cub reporter a half-century earlier. 12 Oct. 1930: “Revolution in Newspapers … Continue reading

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This week in Nashville history: More of Morton, plus Nixon in ’60

Eighty years ago this week, venerable Nashville Banner scribe Marmaduke Morton continued his 12-part series on “The Colorful Eighties in Nashville,” reflecting on the city he had encountered as a cub reporter a half-century earlier. 5 Oct. 1930: “President Cleveland, … Continue reading

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