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Monday, November 9, 2009

Our Back Pages: This Week in Print Over the Years

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Our Back Pages brings you tidbits of this week in Nashville history from near and far, chronologically speaking.

This edition: Remembering an agent of change at one of the city's most old-fashioned institutions, Montgomery Bell Academy. Also: Stern words for Baptist Hospital, and a new source of tales about Old Nashville.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Our Back Pages: This Week in Print Over the Years

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 12:42 PM

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Our Back Pages brings you tidbits of Nashville history from near and far, chronologically speaking. This edition: Election-eve chicanery in the Corker-vs.-Ford contest, cub reporter Seigenthaler's first major scoop, and Big Government wants to control who gets behind the wheel--if you can imagine.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Our Back Pages: This Week in Print Over the Years

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Our Back Pages brings you tidbits of this week in Nashville history from near and far, chronologically speaking.

This edition: Lower Broad's emergence as a peep-show paradise in the late 1970s, the three-decade saga of that bare patch of ground by the Music Row Roundabout, a millennial view of the restaurant scene, state Dems' botched swipe at a Swift-boater, and a Triple Crown champ's ancestral ties to Belle Meade Plantation.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Our Back Pages: This Week in Print Over the Years

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM

This week in 1865, across Church Street and down a bit from Tribe and Play, Confederate raider Champ Ferguson pulled hemp without foothold.
  • This week in 1865, across Church Street and down a bit from Tribe and Play, Confederate raider Champ Ferguson pulled hemp without foothold.
Our Back Pages brings you tidbits of Nashville history from near and far, chronologically speaking. This inaugural weekly edition features the 1930 travelogue of a Nashville rabbi in the heart of soon-to-be-Nazi Germany, one of Willy Stern's fine investigative reports for the Scene from the 1990s, and the execution in Nashville of a Confederate hero, months after Appomattox.

79 years ago: Encountering an ancient hatred

Rabbi Julius Mark of Nashville's Congregation Ohabai Sholom -- then better known as the Vine Street Temple and now simply as The Temple -- recalled his recent visit to Germany in the Nashville Banner of Oct. 19, 1930.

Mark had attended the Oberammergau Passion Play, held every 10 years in a Bavarian town. There, three years before Hitler's rise to power, he observed the modern population's enthusiasm for a narrative based on a medieval image of the Jew as Christ-killer.

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