Stones River National Battlefield getting bigger

Nancy De Gennaro, Daily News Journal, May 24, 2015 MURFREESBORO – For more than 80 years, Murfreesboro residents have had a national park in their backyard. And it just got bigger. Recently the Civil War Trust purchased two tracts of land, approximately 2 acres total in size, which will help…

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Crews battle Stones River Battlefield grass fire

Marie Kemph, The Murfreesboro Post, November 20, 2013 Firefighters contain blaze likely caused by cigarette MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Firefighters spent more than two hours Wednesday at Stones River National Battlefield battling a large grass fire that was likely caused by a lit cigarette, according to officials. “The fire could possibly…

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Battlefield tourism creates $9M for local economy

The Murfreesboro Post, March 3, 2013 A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors came to Stones River National Battlefield. A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors to Stones River National Battlefield spent more than $9.9 million in communities…

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