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Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Sense of Place

Skipwith House — another lost Oxford home

Columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series about lost Oxford homes, with this week featuring the Skipwith house. (March 7, 2014, Page 3B)

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    The slave community in Lafayette County

    Historical columnist Jack Mayfield ends his month-long Black History Month series by focusing on the living conditions of slaves in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2014, Page 4B)

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      An accumulating investment — Good masters don’t seperate families

      Historian columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on Lafayette County’s slavery past for Black History Month. (February 21, 2014, Page 3B)

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        The second Middle Passage of the American slave

        History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on the history of African-Americans in Lafayette County with the story of Thomas Taylor, who was born into slavery in 1853. He was the grandfather of Oxford Alderman Preston Taylor. (February 14, 2014, Page 2B)

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          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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