I’ve talked about this place for four years and how much I enjoy my fall visits there when the cotton is in bloom. Dave decided this year he needs to have a look. So this weekend at Living History Days, he’ll be walking through the town and enjoying the sights and the friendly people while I’m working. We are staying in a B & B on Main Street, across the street from Walter Reed’s childhood home. The B & B is a beautifully restored 1818 Federalist Style home called Flanigan House. It’s a step up from my usual EconoLodge accomodations, and will add a bit of flair to my weekend. I’ll let you know how Dave likes Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is better known than its twin sister in NC, but it’s founder is the same Mr. Murfree. The North Carolinian distinguished himself in Revolutionary War battles and was rewarded with land in Tennessee. He gave his NC home to his son, moved to Tennessee, and founded another Murfreesboro. He built an identical home built on land given to him by the government. (It was probably Indian land, but that’s another story altogether.)