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This week in Oxford history

Rushing the Christmas holiday is nothing new. Back in 1940, The Oxford EAGLE published an editorial welcoming the trend of extending the Christmas shopping season into November. This is also the week back in 1958 when the city announced it would start adding floats to the community’s annual Christmas parade. (November 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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    This week in Oxford history

    Oxford was honored to host a reception for Eudora Welty at Ole Miss this week back in 1977, and it was also the sad week in 1935 in which William Faulkner’s youngest brother, Dean, was killed in a plane crash near Thaxton. (November 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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      With this being an election week, we take a look back at the results from previous elections. Back in 1936, Lafayette County was a Blue Community that enthusiastically supported Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. By 2000, the community had turned Red by giving its support to George Bush. (November 5, 2014, Page 1A)

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        From discussions about expanding Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Ole Miss in 1995 to William Faulkner announcing his upcoming air show in 1935, this week contained several notable events. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)

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          From the expansion of power lines into rural Lafayette County in 1941 to budget problems at Ole Miss in 1991, this week in Oxford’s history saw a lot of activity. (October 22, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Back in 2004, the new Indoor Practice Facility at Ole Miss was just about finished, while in 1934, the original City Grocery on the Square was adding a meat market. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 15, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Back in 1995, Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi was about to begin a $22.6 million expansion, while in 1976, the town of Abbeville was born on Oct. 5. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 8, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Yesterday’s Papers looks at this week in history

                The Oxford community, like the rest of the world, was stunned 13 years ago this week when terrorists attacked the U.S. (September 10, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1942

                  On this day 72 years ago, The Oxford EAGLE’s main story concerned the upcoming dedication of the new Catholic church — St. John’s. Also of note was the fact that cotton crops were being harvested and the local gins were getting busy. Scattered around the front page of the newspaper that week were several articles related to the war overseas. (September 3, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1990

                    Twenty-four years ago the community was focused on the first Gulf War, a speech Congressman Jamie Whitten made in Oxford and local efforts to get the funding needed to build a new road to the industrial park. (August 27, 2014, Page 1)

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