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Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Sense of Place

Books ‘n Lunch to feature book with Oxford setting

Jack Lamar Mayfield hasn’t ever been much of a historical fiction reader but recently read and enjoyed the writing of historical fiction writer Jane Bennett Gaddy who will be at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library at noon on May 3 for a reading and signing of her newest book, “Joab.” (April 26, 2013, Page 2B)

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    Reform or removal: The fate of the Chickasaw Nation

    History columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on the Chickasaw Nation and how and why they sold more than 20 million acres of land to the White Man. (April 12, 2013, Page 2B)

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      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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