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Back in the Day

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Ken Fieth is the Metropolitan Archivist for Nashville and Davidson County. He is passionate about military history and brings it to life as a World War II reenactor. Learn more about the Metro Archives.

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In this episode, Metro Archivist Ken Fieth talks with local historian, author and Professor Todd Van Beck on funeral practices during the American Civil War, 1861-1865.

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The lead story on May 24th, 1968 was the killing of popular, well-known Chevrolet dealership owner Haynie Gourley. Not since the Cooper-Carmack case of 1908 had Nashville been so pre-occupied with a murder investigation. The murder is still unsolved.

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During this episode, Metropolitan Archivist Ken Fieth welcomes Mark Thompson for a discussion in commemoration of the United States' entry into World War I, just over one hundred years ago. Mark is a living history interpreter and student of America's military and wars.