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Macedonia UMC Barbeque

By: Bonnie Briggs Macedonia United Methodist Church held their spring barbeque April 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Although the day started with clouds and light rain, the weather cleared up and the barbeque was well-attended. Adult meals were priced at $9.00 and children’s meals are $5.00. Whole shoulders were priced at $45.00. […]

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Bobby Blue Bland Day at Barretville, June 2, 2018

by Barret Matthews, M.D. For the second year HARE, The Historic Archives of Rosemark and Environs, is hosting Bobby Blue Bland Day in historic Barretville, TN honoring Blues music legend, the late Robert Calvin Bland (1930-2013)—best known as Bobby Blue Bland. Bobby Blue Bland’s widow, Ms. Willie Bland, and other members of the Bland family will […]

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Rosemark Veteran’s Plaza to be dedicated on May 28, 2018

By: Lee Henwood An important milestone in the development of the HARE property in Rosemark will be reached on May 28, 2018 when the Rosemark Veteran’s Plaza and Memorial will be dedicated.   This represents the culmination of a two year project to raise funds for the Rosemark Telephone Exchange Museum, create a tranquil setting to […]

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Shelby County History Awards

by Ruth Billingsley On August 2, 2017, the Shelby County Historical Commission held its annual Awards Dinner at Hillwood Hall at Davies Manor Plantation. H.A.R.E. had a delegation of ten people representing our organization. Our President, Cary Vaughn, presented a “Leadership in Historic Preservation and Community Service” Award to our Shelby County Commissioner, Terry Roland. […]

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Rosemark Telephone Company

Incorporated in 1911 – 10 cents to call all the way to Memphis! The Rosemark Telephone Company was incorporated on December 9, 1911, with stock selling for $25 a share. E.A. Thompson was the first President and the largest shareholder. The Board of Directors included W.R. McCalla, W.P. McQuiston, J.C. McEwin, Charles Thompson, and J.M. […]

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Bobby Blue Bland Historical Marker

Blues in the Rosemark Historic District The Historic Archives of Rosemark working with Paul Matthews has organized a dedication ceremony for the Bobby Blue Bland historical marker. The marker honors Rosemark Historic District and Barretville native Robert Calvin Bland (1930-2013), who enjoyed a long and highly successful career as a blues singer and songwriter under […]

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