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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Sense of Place

‘I’ve seen the elephant’ — Yankees after Manassas

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shares some historical information on the first major battle of the Civil War, along with a funny story about camp life. (July 22, 2011, Page 2B)

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    Troops get set for first major battle

    Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1861 when local soldiers were getting ready to fight the first major battle of the Civil War. (July 15, 2011, Page 2B)

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      ‘I know William Faulkner’ – Phil Stone and Stark Young

      Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about two men, Phil Stone and Stark Young, and their influence on Faulkner. (July 8, 2011, Page 3B)

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        The building of the first Lafayette County Courthouse

        Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us our Lafayette County Courthouse became the center of Oxford. (July 1, 2011, Page 2B)

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          The formation and naming of Oxford

          Oxford  was incorporated on May 11, 1837. Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how Oxford came to be the place we all call home.

           (June 24, 2011, Page 2B)

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            The organization of Lafayette County

            Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how Lafayette County was formed. (June 17, 2011, Page 2B)

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              Courthouse and Square — old men and truck farmer

              Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how the Lafayette County Courthouse used to be a place for people to gather, gossip and sell veggies. (June 10, 2011, Page 3B)

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                The Big Place — J.W.T. Falkner’s home

                Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the two-story home J.W.T. Falkner built in Oxford for his family in 1899. (June 3, 2011, Page 3B)

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                  Gen. Stone encounters an Oxford ghost

                  Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the Stone family Bride’s House on College Hill Street — now Washington Avenue. It was originally built in the 1850s and was often visited by William Faulkner until it burned in 1942. (May 27, 2011, Page 2B)

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                    Oxford owes Bill Russell a debt of gratitude

                    Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield talks of his friend, the late Bill Russell. (May 20, 2011, Page 2B)

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