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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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