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Historic Shacklett Photos Show Opry Star’s Local Roots

Recently, in preparation for the upcoming Ken Burns documentary project that will feature Uncle Dave Macon in the story of country music, many photos were pulled from the Shacklett Historic Photograph Collection as possibilities for the documentary.

Some of these are rare, one-of-a-kind images of the “Dixie Dew Drop,” the first superstar of the Grand Ole Opry, who was from right here in Murfreesboro. Others are images of the town from that period in our nation’s history. Enjoy viewing a few of those images here.

And remember, on the evening of Thursday, July 7, the opening day of Uncle Dave Macon Days 2016, supporters of bluegrass and old-time music and dance will attempt to break the record for the World’s Largest Square Dance. This will be at 7 p.m. on the Murfreesboro Public Square.

The north side of the Murfreesboro Public Square in 1923.

The north side of the Murfreesboro Public Square in 1923.

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