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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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Telephone Exchange Museum Update

By: Lee Henwood Renovation and repair of the Telephone Exchange Museum will begin in earnest this month. A contractor is being hired to return the building to its original condition of 100 years ago. This will be a multi-year project, and will begin with the removal of the existing kitchen and bathroom area and installation […]

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Bobby Blue Bland Day at Barretville – June 1, 2019

by Barret Matthews, M.D. For the third 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 […]

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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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Plaza Dedication at a Particularly Sacred Spot

By: Jon McCalla The Gold Star Markers on the plaza record the names of individuals from North Shelby County and South Tipton County who died in World War I and World War II. The plaza is particularly significant for one particular Gold Star – the star for Private Julius Webb who died on June 15, […]

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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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Gold Star Marker Placed in Park

On July 13 and 14, 2017, the Memorial Bricks were put in place on a concrete slab just east of the sweet gum tree in the Rosemark Memorial Park, 8742 Kerrville-Rosemark Road. The small brick plaza is surrounded by gray crushed stone. Within the crushed stone, on the north side of the bricks, is a […]

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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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Rosemark History Book Release

On October 9, 2010, HARE released An Illustrated History of the People and Towns of Northeast Shelby County and South Central Tipton County at the Richland ARP Church in Rosemark, Tennesse.   Several hundred people attended the event.

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