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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Sense of Place

Celebrate Black History Month with a visit to the Burns-Belfry

Black History month is a great time to visit the newly opened Burns-Belfry Museum. Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about George Washington Fox, one of Lafayette County’s first black landowners. (February 7, 2014, Page 2B)

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    Rowland House – another old Oxford home destroyed by neglect

    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on some of Oxford’s notable homes that have been demolished after being neglected for too long. This week’s column feature’s the Rowland House. (January 31, 2014, Page 3B)

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      William Faulkner and the Civil War in his novels, Part 2

      Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues this week with discussing William Faulkner’s use of the Civil War and the influence it had on his writing. (January 24, 2014, Page 2B)

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        Faulkner, Shelby Foote visit Shiloh

        Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about William Faulkner and his fascination with the Civil War. (January 17, 2014, Page 3B)

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          The Mississippi 11th and the cold Virginia winter of 1864

          Jack Mayfield writes about a cold winter in 1863-64 when the men of the Mississippi 11th spent several weeks in Virginia during the Civil War. (January 10, 2014, Page 2B)

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            The Carter-Tate mansion – demolition by neglect

            The Carter-Tate mansion was one of several homes in Oxford that were lost through years of neglect. Historian Jack Mayfield will be focusing on those houses in future columns. (January 3, 2014, Page 2B)

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              Bowlin’ with the Rebels – 2013 Music City Bowl

              Local historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the past Ole Miss football appearance in the Music City Bowl as well as games against Monday’s bowl opponent, Georgia Tech. (December 27, 2013, Page 2B)

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                New publication just in time for Christmas gift giving

                Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about the first volume of a new series of books of his columns he’s written since 2004 for the EAGLE. (December 20, 2013, Page 3B)

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                  Getting to know the man Lafayette County was named after

                  Jack Mayfield tells us this week about Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette, the man our county was named after. (December 13, 2013, Page 2B)

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                    Christmas on the Square – bygone days

                    Historian Jack Mayfield takes us back to the good ‘ol days of Christmastime on the Square. (December 6, 2013, Page 2B)

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