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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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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)

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    More ‘early recollections’ of Oxford by the Rev. E.A. Smith

    Historian Jack Mayfield shares some more of the Rev. E.A. Smith’s thoughts from 1910 about Oxford’s past. (September 7, 2014, Page 2C)

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      Scenes of Oxford on the eve of the ‘Grand Conflagration’

      Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about more old Oxford homes including the home of William S. Neilson, who opened the still-open Neilson’s Department Store. (July 25, 2014, Page 3B)

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        Reunion to celebrate 50th anniversary of Oxford High

        This weekend, the first graduating class of Oxford High School will hold its 50th class reunion. Historian Jack Mayfield was one of the first students to graduate. He writes about his experience with the “new” school in today’s Oxford Living. (June 6, 2014, Page 3B)

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          Thompson views Oxford damage; receives commission to Canada

          Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Jacob Thompson and his return to Oxford to see the damage it suffered by the North’s occupation. (April 4, 2014, Page 2B)

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            New publication just in time for Christmas gift giving

            Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about the first volume of a new series of books of his columns he’s written since 2004 for the EAGLE. (December 20, 2013, Page 3B)

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              Getting to know the man Lafayette County was named after

              Jack Mayfield tells us this week about Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette, the man our county was named after. (December 13, 2013, Page 2B)

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                Christmas on the Square – bygone days

                Historian Jack Mayfield takes us back to the good ‘ol days of Christmastime on the Square. (December 6, 2013, Page 2B)

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                  Old phone book shows changes in Oxford

                  Where were you in 1974, almost 40 years ago? Editor Don Whitten, after glancing through a 1974 phone book, writes about some of the people and places around Oxford that have changed and others that have not over the course of four decades. (September 25, 2013, Page 4)

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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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