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A Sense of Place

North Mississippi College: Our first institution of higher learning

Before Ole Miss came to be in Oxford, Lafayette County’s first institute of higher learning, the North Mississippi College, was built in what is College Hill today in 1840. (October 4, 2013, Page 2B)

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    Grandma Gilly returns to Texas

    Jack Mayfield writes about his great, great-grandmother, Grandma Gilly, and his family’s roots in Lafayette County. (September 27, 2013, Page 3B)

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      Church windows to be dedicated in honor of Oxford residents

      Church windows at the Burns-Belfry Museum and Multicultural Center will be dedicated in honor and in memory of four Oxonians Saturday in honor and memory of their service to our area. Those four are the late Leonard Thompson and the late Patricia Brown Young and Susie Marshall and Maralyn Bullion.

        (September 20, 2013, Page 3B)

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        Hunting with a Nobel Prize winner

        Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about William Faulkner and his love of hunting. (September 13, 2013, Page 2B)

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          The landshark — an unoffical mascot for Ole Miss Rebels

          Historian Jack Mayfield  gives us the history of the “fin-sign” and the man who brought it to Ole Miss, the late Tony Fein. (September 6, 2013, Page 2B)

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            Ole Miss Rebel football on television

            Historian Jack Mayfield kicks off the Ole Miss football season with history of the University of Mississippi’s televised football games. (August 30, 2013, Page 3B)

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              Coeds finally have a dorm on the Ole Miss campus

              History columnist Jack Mayfield writes about when women were first allowed to seek higher education at the University of Mississippi. (August 23, 2013, Page 2B)

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                Early Lafayette County settlers include Dr. Felix Grundy Shipp

                History columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about Dr. Felix Grundy Shipp and his mansion built in southern Lafayette County. (August 16, 2013, Page 3B)

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                  Mississippi 11th returns to Virginia

                  History columnist Jack Mayfield wraps up his series about the Battle of Gettysburg. (August 9, 2013, Page 3B)

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                    ‘Lord! War sho’ ain’t what it’s cracked up to be!’

                    History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield finishes up his series on the Battle of Gettysburg. (August 2, 2013, Page 2B)

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