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Monday, December 22, 2014

A Sense of Place

Trenches of Petersburg -Christmas 1864

Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about the Mississippi 11th and how they spent Christmas in 1864. (December 21, 2014, Page 2C)

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    Desolate purgatory of broken dreams

    Historical columnist Jack Mayfield shares a few other’s thoughts on what Oxford looked like after it was burned during the Civil War and how desperate times had local citizens petitioning to trade with the enemy. (December 14, 2014, Page 2C)

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      Dec. 7, 1941 — A date which will live in infamy

      Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes about the attack of Pearl Harbor and the effects it had on people in Oxford. (December 7, 2014, Page 3C)

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        Former Gov. John Marshall Tone topic at Books ‘n Lunch

        John Marshall Stone, Mississippi’s longest-serving governor and later president of Mississippi A&M, is the subject of a new book by Dr. Ben Earl Kitchens and also the topic at the upcoming Books ‘n Lunch program at the Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library. (November 30, 2014, Page 2C)

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          ‘Northern peace movement was all talk…’

          History columnist Jack Mayfield takes us to New York City this week in 1864 when the “Confederate Army of Manhattan,” set fire to several locations, which didn’t do the damage the fire starters had hoped for. (November 23, 2014)

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            Great anticipation over elections in 1864

            President Abraham Lincoln’s second bid for re-election in 1864 caused a lot of concerns among Confederate soldiers who felt the Civil War would continue if Lincoln remained president. (November 9, 2014, Page 3C)

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              Fable Factory’s ‘Adventures of Robin Hood’

              Historian Jack Mayfield takes a break from Oxford’s past and focuses on its future this week while writing about the Fable Factory’s children theatre performance of “Adventures of Robin Hood.” (November 2, 2014, Page 2C)

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                Life in the Confederacy ebbing fast

                Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues writing this week about troops in the trenches at Petersburg during the Civil War in 1864. (October 19, 2014, Page 3C)

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                  Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

                  Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    Mammy Callie: William Faulkner’s good and faithful servant

                    Jack Mayfield writes this week about Caroline “Mammy Callie Barr, the Faulkner children’s nanny and worked for the family for 38 years. (October 12, 2014, Page 3C)

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