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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ash Hopper

 
 
Ash Hopper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. Ash Hopper Marker
Inscription.  The ash hopper was essential to every family in the days when soap was homemade. The hopper provided storage for wood ashes used in making lye soap. Come spring, soap-making time, water was poured over the ashes and after several hours of soaking, lye began to drop from he bottom of the hopper. Animal fats were mixes with the lye, boiled and allowed to cool until solid. After mixture cooled, it was cut into blocks and placed in the smokehouse to cure.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 35° 50.634′ N, 86° 23.792′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on 312 S Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rio Mill (here, next to this marker); Leeman House (here, next to this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); University House (here, next to this marker); 1900s Telephone Building (here, next to this marker); Loom House (One-Room Log Cabin)
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(here, next to this marker); Doctor's Office (here, next to this marker); Country Store (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Ash Hopper image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. Ash Hopper
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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