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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yesterday's Papers

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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        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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