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Nashville Mayor Beverly Briley proclaims Donelson Progress Week on Jan. 21, 1965. With him are some of Donelson’s oldest businessmen at the time, Arthur Bowen and Cliff McClendon – descendants of early pioneer families – Mrs. Nell Radford, R.M. Mires and Sam Carver. PHOTO COURTESY OF LEONA T…

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Though no longer living, Uncle Hummy Rinaldo is remembered in the Donelson area. Humbert Rinaldo came to Donelson in 1884 when he was 6 years old with his father, Rineri Rinaldo, originally from Italy, and his German mother. He lived and farmed on his family’s 12 acres until his death Sept. …

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A picture shows Mr. and Mrs. John Donelson VII at a home in Donelson. They are at Stone Hall on Lebanon Road near the east end of Stone’s River Bridge in the late 1960s. They sit in front of a painting of Capt. John Donelson. PHOTO COURTESY OF LEONA AIKEN

C. Lawrence Winn, great-great-grandson of Andrew Jackson, is pictured holding a painting of his young mother who died when he was an infant. His grandmother was Andrew Jackson’s granddaughter, Rachel, who rode 30 days in an old carriage from the Hermitage to the White House in Washington whe…

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Dr. W.M. Crockett, of Donelson history, was a popular resident. He owned one of Donelson’s first general merchandise stores. His brother, Tom, was the druggist. It was in the curve of Lebanon Road, west of Stewart’s Ferry Pike. His home was across the street. He built two stone houses on eac…

The finalists were recognized and the winner in each category announced during a live presentation on Facebook this morning. Publisher, Dave Gould, with host, Devon O'Day, shared the results from the votes from our local readers.

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An etching, titled ‘The Donelson Party of the Tennessee River, 1779,’ depicts the Donelson family, who along with 30 other families, traveled by boat down the Holston, Tennessee, Ohio and Cumberland rivers. Most historians accept Col. John Donelson's written account as the earliest primary d…

Donelson School, formerly on the site of First Baptist Church on Lebanon Road, is pictured prior to an April 1923 tornado that blew off the roof. After the tornado, Donelson Grammar School on Donelson Pike was built. According to an account recorded by Leona Taylor Aiken, on that day, the Do…

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The store was on the southeast corner of Lebanon Road and Donelson Pike. It was owned and operated by Joseph W. Hurt and his wife, the former Rebeca Buchanan. It was the Donelson Post Office from 1898 until 1907. PHOTO COURTESY OF LEONA AIKEN

Lock 2 dam originated in 1881 prior to its opening. The Corps of Engineers opened Lock and Dam 2 in 1907 and discontinued operations Dec. 5, 1956. Metro Parks leased the property in 1956; Lock 2 Park still contains the lock keeper's house, several outbuildings, a lock wall and a river gauge …

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The music industry's walking encyclopedia, Jake Brown, has penned his 50th book where he features legendary country producers Tony Brown, Shane McAnally, Dann Huff, Buddy Cannon, Clint Black and many more in the extensive documentary.

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The former Donelson Plaza is pictured in 1972. It was the place to shop for a couple decades in Donelson. The nearly 200,000-square-foot shopping center first opened in 1961 and sat on 11 acres of land. Holladay Properties bought it in 2016 and is currently revitalizing the plaza. PHOTO COUR…

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