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Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Sense of Place

L.Q.C. Lamar descendent to host Lamar Legacy Friends dinner

A dinner to benefit educational programs at the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum will be held this weekend at Woodson Ridge Farms, the home of Lamar’s great-great-great grandson, Luke Heiskell. Local historian Jack Mayfield writes about the dinner and some Lamar family history. (April 5, 2013, Page 2B)

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    The Chickasaw Nation slowly brought into the white man’s world

    Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Chickasaw Nation and how the entire culture underwent a tremendous change when the white man arrived. (March 29, 2013, Page 3B)

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      Chickasaw, Spanish part company in 1541.

      Historian Jack Mayfield continues his series on the history of the north Mississippi Chickasaw tribe. (March 22, 2013, Page 2B)

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        The Chickasaw — ‘Spartans of the Mississippi Valley’

        Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series about the native residents of north Mississippi, the Chickasaw Indians. (March 15, 2013, Page 3B)

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          North Mississippi: The land of the Chickasaw

          Historian Jack Mayfield begins a series of articles about the true first natives of North Mississippi. (March 8, 2013, Page 2B)

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            Swedish home designer makes mark in Oxford

            Several of Oxford’s older, historic homes were designed by Swedish designer and master craftsman Gustav M. Torgerson. (March 1, 2013, Page 3B)

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              A bridge between black and white communities

              Jack Mayfield dedicates this month’s column to the memory of the late Leonard Thompson who made a profound impact on the black community. (February 15, 2013, Page 2B)

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                UM History class partners with the Burns Belfry

                A University of Mississippi history class is partnering with the Burns Belfry committee to bring light to Lafayette County’s black history. (February 8, 2013, Page 2B)

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                  Lamar arrives in London after 3 months of travel

                  It took L.Q.C. Lamar three months to get from Oxford to London in 1862 when he went to serve as a delegate overseas. (January 25, 2013, Page 2B)

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                    Col. L.Q.C. Lamar and his Confederate commission to Europe

                    Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about Lamar’s time in the Civil War and his following appointment as a diplomat overseas. (January 18, 2013, Page 2B)

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