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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Sense of Place

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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          Following the Mississippi 11th

          The map shows the Eastern Theatre of the Civil War and battles fought between the Union and Confederate troops.

          Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield gives us a wrap-up of his last few columns, focusing on the Lamar Rifles and University Greys leaving Oxford. In future columns, he explains his plans to follow them throughout their battles. (May 13, 2011, Page 2B)

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            Soldiers leave state; most never return

            Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield discusses local soldiers leaving Oxford during the Civil War and head toward the battlefield. (May 6, 2011, Page 2B)

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              Lamar Rifles, University Greys ready to march

              The University Greys and Lamar Rifles left Oxford to join other Southern troops in the Civil War on May 1, 1861, and one of their biggest worries was the war being over before they got a chance to fight. Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the two companies that included local soldiers, examining some of their thoughts and movements early in the war. (April 29, 2011, Page 3B)

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                Local Civil War troops get marching orders

                Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the 150th anniversary of when the first two volunteer units from the University of Mississippi received their marching orders during the Civil War. (April 22, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  The Grove: ‘The loveliest landscape in the state’

                  Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the days when real tailgating went on in The Grove — when cars parked on the grass and food and drinks were stuffed into the trunks. Read about how The Grove kept Ole Miss in Oxford in today’s Oxford Living. (April 15, 2011, Page 2B)

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                    The Downtown Grill passes into the history of Oxford

                    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield pays tribute to the Downtown Grill, which is closing this weekend after 22 years in Oxford. (April 8, 2011, Page 2B)

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