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Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Sense of Place

Thompson views Oxford damage; receives commission to Canada

Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Jacob Thompson and his return to Oxford to see the damage it suffered by the North’s occupation. (April 4, 2014, Page 2B)

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    New Prospect Baptist – the need for a church closer to home

    The New Prospect Church was organized in 1910 by 30 residents of the Yocona community. Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the old church in today’s Oxford Living. (March 21, 2014, Page 2B)

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      Mississippi 11th’s winter rest south of the Rapidan about to end

      Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Civil War this week and the events leading up to Grant’s appointment as general. (March 14, 2014, Page 3B)

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        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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