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Friday, August 29, 2014

Yesterday's Papers

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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    Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1969

    Forty-five years ago, Oxford prepared for the opening of a new wing of its hospital, and two juveniles were arrested for making obscene phone calls in the county. The community also started providing disaster relief to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Camille hit. (August 20, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1974

      The community was shocked when two police cars were destroyed by an explosive device in August of 1974. The first Faulkner Conference was held and Oxford High School started its first sports program for girls. (August 13, 2014, Page 1A)

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        Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at 1957

        Our community battled polio, prepared to be spotlighted on Memphis TV and started getting ready for new school year during the week of Aug. 8, 1957. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)

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          Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at July 21, 1949

          The Oxford area was worried about the spread of polio and whether the community had a reliable source of power during this week 65 years ago. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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            Yesterday’s Papers looks at July 17, 1969

            Forty-five years ago this week, The Oxford EAGLE reported on a school bond issue and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. (July 16, 2014, Page 1)

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              Pageant, plantings – and a parrot prominent in past paper

              This week’s Yesterday’s Papers takes a look at the main stories featured in the July 8, 1954 edition of The Oxford EAGLE (July 9, 2014, Page 1)

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