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A Sense of Place

Oxford mayor saves Freedom Town day after wife’s birthday

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield visits with Lake McLarty Elliot, the wife of former mayor Richard W. “Dick” Elliot who held the office during the 1962 riots. Mrs. Elliot is celebrating her 100th birthday. (September 28, 2012, Page 3B)

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    The dead lay so thick we had to watch our every step

    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Bloody Lane, a sunken road on the site of the Battle of Antietam. (September 21, 2012, Page 2B)

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      Mississippi State, Texas coached conspire against Ole Miss

      Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the 1958 Sugar Bowl when the Ole Miss Rebels beat Texas 39-7. (September 14, 2012, Page 2B)

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        UTEP blisters the Rebels in 1967 Sun Bowl

        Columnist Jack Mayfield remembers when Ole Miss went head-to-head to Texas-El Paso in 1967. (September 7, 2012, Page 3B)

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          Ole Miss football – a family affair

          Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield shares former Ole Miss Rebel coach John Vaught’s idea that Ole Miss football is a family affair and hopes the family has a winning season this year. (August 31, 2012, Page 2B)

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            1952 University High: Little Ten Championship football team

            Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a break from the Civil War this week to write about the University High School Colonels who went undefeated and won the Little Ten Conference championship in 1952. (August 24, 2012, Page 3B)

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              The Yankees ‘skedaddled’ back to the safety of Washington

              Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Second Manassas battle in 1862. (August 17, 2012, Page 3B)

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                Miss. 11th spends the night on the battlefield

                Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield takes us back to 1862 when the Mississippi 11th were in the thick of battle at Manassas Junction. (August 10, 2012, Page 3B)

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                  ‘My Oxford Project’ – an update on the 175th anniversary eBook

                  Columnist and local historian Jack Mayfield is asking all Oxford residents to share a special memory about Oxford in the 175th anniversary Ebook that is being put together by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. He writes about a special memory of the recent late Dr. Frank A. Anderson. (August 3, 2012, Page 3B)

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                    The battle that changes the course of the Civil War

                    On Aug. 19, local representatives will be attending a marker dedication at the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. The marker will be inscribed with the actions of Mississippi 11th’s actions during what has been called the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Jack Mayfield tells us about some of those actions in today’s Oxford Living. (July 27, 2012, Page 2B)

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