Monday, August 23, 2010

Storyteller: The Academy

The story of the Bostick Female Academy begins with the death of a wealthy Mississippi plantation owner in 1872. Or does it begin 9 years earlier with the burning of Porter Female Academy by Union soliders? Or perhaps, this story begins 21 years later, when the first session was held.




While serving the small community for 49 years as a public school, another era began for the Academy. Located near a critical crossroad: the road that leads from Franklin to Murfreesboro


crosses the road that takes a due South direction from Nashville.







It's difficult to get a photo of the Academy without entering the property, so I took a shot from the highway.










Well, I do declare.













(STORYTELLERS IS A SHORT SERIES OF HISTORICAL MARKERS FOUND WITHIN A FEW MILES OF MY HOME. OUT OF THE 7 MARKERS, ONLY ONE OF THEM DOESN'T CONTAIN CIVIL WAR HISTORY....THE CEMETERY. AS I LEARN MORE OF THE LOCAL HISTORY, I'LL POST MORE STORYTELLER ARTICLES AND TIDBITS. THANK YOU FOR READING STORYTELLERS!)





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