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A Sense of Place

Bear Bryant visits UM locker room after game

Historian and local columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1968 when the Rebels beat Alabama’s Crimson tide 10-8. (October 14, 2011, Page 2B)

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    James Meredith: ‘This is not a happy day.’

    Troops came from near and far to deal with the riots and crowd control connected with the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi in the fall of 1962. Columnist Jack Mayfield continues with his memories of the fateful time in Oxford’s history. (October 7, 2011, Page 2B)

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      The Battle of Oxford – aka the Meredith Crisis

      Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the fateful night before riots broke out in Oxford when Ole Miss’s first  black student arrived to his first day of classes at the university. (September 30, 2011, Page 3B)

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        Coach Harry Mehre takes Rebels to Georgia for rededication

        Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jake Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss vs. Georgia 1940 football game and the events that surrounding the day the Rebels won 28-14 in Athens. (September 23, 2011, Page 3B)

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          Professor James W. Silver to receive commemorative marker

          Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jake Lamar Mayfield discusses the dedication of Silver Pond and the James Silver Commemorative Marker. (September 16, 2011, Page 2B)

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            Ole Miss ‘is a coming power’

            Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Rebels early years under the direction of Coach Harry Mehre and the team’s “hero” Junie Hovious. (September 9, 2011, Page 2B)

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              When Ole Miss entered big time college football

              Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us when Ole Miss moved into the ranks of big time college football after the university hired Harry Mehre as head coach. (September 2, 2011, Page 3B)

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                The burning of Oxford

                Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1864 when Gen. Smith ordered Oxford be burned to the ground during the Civil War. (August 26, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  On campus housing a problem for university officials post-WWII

                  Housing problems at the university are present today and have been in the past. Local historian Jack Mayfield discusses the housing situation after WW II at the University of Mississippi after several men and their families came to the campus. (August 19, 2011, Page 2B)

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                    Quarters for Miss. 11th during winter

                    Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us what troops with the Mississippi 11th regiment did during the winter months of the Civil War. (August 12, 2011, Page 2B)

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