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Oxford history

Spirits of Oxford returns for fourth edition

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the upcoming “Spirits of Oxford” event that mixes Halloween with history that creates two hours of fun every two years. Local residents will portray characters from Oxford’s history at the St. Peter’s Cemetery Oct. 26. (October 19, 2012, Page 3B)

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    Oxford – A special place

    J.W. “Jay” Mitchell recalls days gone by in Oxford in a guest column, nothing how award-winning author William Faulkner made it a unique place. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

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      Dr. Billy helps save University of Mississippi Medical School

      Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shares memories of his childhood growing up on South Lamar Boulevard and the neighbors he grew to love and admire. (January 27, 2012, Page 3B)

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        The Big Place — J.W.T. Falkner’s home

        Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the two-story home J.W.T. Falkner built in Oxford for his family in 1899. (June 3, 2011, Page 3B)

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          Letters to the Editor

          William Lewis Jr. writes to recall all of the work the community has been a part of with improving schools and health care through the years and says it’s time to get started on our new hospital. (May 13, 2011, Page 4A)

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            James Alexander Ventress: The Father of Ole Miss

            Mississippi House of Representatives member James Alexander Ventress, in early February of 1840, introduced a bill “to provide for the location of the State University.” He was chairman of the house committee on the seminary fund. The House passed the bill on Feb. 10 and then sent it to the state Senate. The Senate quickly passed the bill and sent it on to the Gov. Alexander G. McNutt, for him to sign into law. He signed the bill on Feb. 20, 1840. (August 20, 2010, Page 3B)

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              Celebrating Jacob Thompson’s 200th birthday

              Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look at the accomplishments of one of Oxford’s most distinguished citizens, Jacob Thompson as the University Museum, the city of Oxford and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation gets set to celebrate Thompson’s birthday with a special event on May 11. (April 30, 2010, Page 2B)

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