Tableaux Vivant At Ashwood Hall (1869)

The beautiful and picturesque church of St. Johns, about seven miles from Columbia, on the Mt. Pleasant pike, was much injured during the war, and has remained out of repair ever since.  And the grounds, which contain the remains of a number of gallant Confederate soldiers and distinguished generals, as well as many of Maury’s favored children are also out of repair.  It is proposed to have a series of Tableaux at Ashwood on the 23d inst., for the purpose of raising money to repair the church and grounds.  The Tableaux promise to be highly entertaining, as some of the fairest and most accomplished ladies and gallant gentleman of Columbua and Maury Co. will take part in it.  The object is worthy of praise, the Hall is magnificent, the tableaux will be enchanting, and the accomplished managers, R.K. and Maj. Will POLK, will make everybody comfortable.  Tickets $1, to be had at all the drugstores.

The Columbia herald. (Columbia, Tenn.), 13 Aug. 1869. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

March 1930 on G.I. Matthews Visit to Sister

Mt. Pleasant
March 2, 1930

Sunday Morning
Nashville Tennessean

Mrs. G.I. Matthews of Nashville was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Whitney Kittrell and Mr. Kittrell during the week and Mrs. D’Arey Miller. Mrs. Wallace Berryman and Mrs. Vance Wilson retured Monday from a ten days motor trip to Florida. There were the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus C. Jackson, Sr., of Eustis, Fla. – etc

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March 1930 Article about James Polk

March 2, 1930

Columbia, Tenn., March 1–(Spl) Members of the local Kiwanis Club yesterday heard an address on the life of James Knox Polk, Maury countian who rose to the presidency, delivered by County Judge W.C. Whitthorne, who has long been a close student of Polk’s life.

The speaker briefly traced the career of the President whose ancestral home here has just been restored as a national shrine, from the time of his birth in North Carolina through his boyhood here, and on into the office of chief executive of the nation.

Transcribed by Mary Bob McClain