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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rowan Oak

The week in Oxford history

During this week in Oxford history, “Bruiser” Kinard was named to the All-American team back in 1936, and the body of a murdered boy was discovered in a shallow grave off  Taylor Road in 1964. (December 17, 2014, Page 1A)

Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

Mammy Callie: William Faulkner’s good and faithful servant

Jack Mayfield writes this week about Caroline “Mammy Callie Barr, the Faulkner children’s nanny and worked for the family for 38 years. (October 12, 2014, Page 3C)

Visit Oxford promotes Oxford during tourism week

The folks at Visit Oxford are celebrating Oxford’s tourism and hoping to introduce themselves to the community, again, after its re-branding last year from the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau with a full week of events to celebrate National Tourism Month. For a complete listing of events, see today’s EAGLE. (April 30, 2014, Page 3)

Faulkner stories shared with youth

William Houston’s children’s book, “Bill and Billy,” is a light-hearted memory of Houston’s time spent with literary giant, William Faulkner when he was a child. Houston read the book to youths on Saturday at the Oxford-Lafayette Public Library. (February 18, 2013, Page 1)

Finally finding Faulkner

EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks admits it – until recently, he’d never read any of William Faulkner’s work. Now, after working on this year’s “Remembering Faulkner” special section and reading Jack Sacco’s book about Faulkner and Bobby Little, he’s planning to find out more about, and read more from, Mr. Faulkner. (December 28, 2012, Page 4A)

Oxford celebrates life of Faulkner

Hundreds of local residents and out-of-town visitors attended the full-day of events associated with the special day of remembrance for William Faulkner on Friday, the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s death. (July 9, 2012, Page 1)

Taking a fresh look at Faulkner

The 39th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference begins Saturday. This year’s conference features more speakers and panels than ever before primarily because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death. As always, the conference features several events for local fans of the Nobel Prize-winning writer. (July 6, 2012, Page 1A)

Trail to Rowan Oak recognized

The short trail through the 30-acre Bailey’s Woods that links William Faulkner’s house, Rowan Oak, to the University of Mississippi Museum was recently designated as a National Recreation Trail, which could lead to numerous benefits for one of the community’s most popular hiking paths. (June 5, 2012, Page 1)

King sisters, Carter enjoy promoting books

Three girls, all growing up at the same time and graduating from the same high school class in a town like Oxford – who’d imagine that they’d have two books coming out within days of one another? that’s the case, though, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at “Y’all Twins?” by Margaret and Katherine King and “One More Heartbeat: Chosen to Receive God’s Miracles” by Carolyn Carter. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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