Books and Pamphlets, etc.
Still Working on getting this list together...
Arnette, Charles Byron. Those East Main Street People and Their Houses. Cassville, MO: Litho Printers and Bindery, 2006.
Butler, Devora E. Images of America: African Americans in Rutherford County. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009
"Explore Historic Murfreesboro! A Walking Tour." Murfreesboro: MTSU Publications, ND.
Gelernter, Mark. A History of American Architecture: Buildings in their Cultural and Technological Context. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1999.
Henderson, C. C. The Story of Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro: The News-Banner Publishing Co., 1929.
Hobgood, Baxter. Little Bits of 'Boro Lore. No City Listed: Courier Printing Company, 1996.
Jakes, Bill. Murfreesboro: Postcard History.
Lamb, Barry. Images of 19th Century Rutherford County: Its Homes & People. Nashville: Panacea Press, 2007.
Pittard, Mabel. Tennessee County History Series: Rutherford County. Memphis: Memphis State University Press, 1984.
"One of Tennessee's Six Remaining Antebellum Courthouses: Rutherford Country Courthouse." Murfreesboro: The Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, ND.
Roach, Mary Ellen and Joanne B. The Visible Self: Perspectives on Dress. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1973
Sims, Carlton C. A History of Rutherford County. Murfreesboro: Carlton C. Sims, 1947.
Van West, Carroll and Aleia Brown. "The Hub of a Wheel: A Brief Guide to Murfreesboro's Past." Murfreesboro: MTSU Center for Historic Preservation and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, ND.
Wolf, Virginia. "A Room of One's Own." 1929. As Quoted in Stephen Greenblatt, Editor. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. 2. 8th Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
1801 Tennessee Gazette
1802 Tennessee Gazette
1803 Tennessee Gazette
1804 Tennessee Gazette
1806 Tennessee Gazette
1917 The Nashville Globe
1818 Nashville Clarion
1824 Nashville Republican
1834 National Banner and Daily Advertiser
1834 National Banner and Nashville Whig
1835 Nashville Republican
1835 National Banner and Daily Advertiser
1835 National Banner and Nashville Whig
1836 National Banner and Daily Advertiser
1840 Weekly Times
1855 Nashville Union and American
1858 Nashville Patriot
1866 Colored Tennessean
1868 The Monitor
1871 Nashville Union and American
1872 Nashville Union and American
1874 Nashville Union and American
Personal Communication With Author
Ora Mae Begley - My grandmother on my mom's side, also known as "Mawmaw."
John R. Begley - My grandfather on my mom's side, also known as "Pawpaw."
Lois Speer - My grandma on my dad's side.
Byford Speer - My grandpa on my dad's side.
Bonnie Speer - My mom.
Jennifer Putzier - My boss at the Tanner House Mansion Museum, Curator for the Aurora Historical Society, Aurora, IL.
Mary Clark Ormond - President of the Aurora Historical Society, Aurora, IL.
Gloria Christy - of Shacklet Photography on the Square.
Greg Tucker - Rutherford County Historian