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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rowan Oak

OTC announces grant recipients

The Oxford Tourism Council approved several grants to local events that bring visitors to Oxford during slow periods and a new marketing plan from Visit Oxford as its regular meeting Wednesday. (September 19, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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    A warm welcome to Idaho fans

    Joanne Wilkinson welcomes Idaho fans to Oxford for the game this weekend against Ole Miss Rebels and highlights some of Oxford’s tourist attractions. (October 25, 2013, Page 1B)

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      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)

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        Paranormal group investigates Rowan Oak

        The Society of Paranormal Investigations of Meridian scored a major coup when it received permissions to set up inside of William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak last week. Read about the investigation in today’s EAGLE. (February 3, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)

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          Curators share experiences

          Former and current Rowan Oak curators gathered to open up the 38th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference on Sunday. Sharing stories of ghosts, family and trials of preserving a historic home, the four curators noted the progress of the museum. (July 18, 2011, Page 1)

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            38th Annual Faulkner Conference begins Sunday, July 17

            OXFORD TOWN – The complexities of space and place, borders impenetrable or porous, will be explored at the 38th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, scheduled July 17-21 at the University of Mississippi. Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about the 38th Annual Faulkner Conference to be held at Ole Miss beginning this Sunday. (July 14, 2011, Page 11)

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              Dean Faulkner Wells releases memoir

              OXFORD TOWN – Local author Dean Faulkner Wells releases and signs her memoir about growing up Faulkner titled “Every Day By The Sun” on Saturday, March 19, at the Lyric Theater. Authors Franklin, Pendarvis, Durkee, Thompson and others are scheduled read from the book. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about Wells, her new book and her family, the beloved Faulkners of Oxford. (March 18, 2011, Page 7)

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                A tradition of turning trees into treasures

                With the skill and a passion for working with wood, Tom Lutken has been building a gazebo on the late William Faulkner’s property. (July 30, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  Caching in on Oxford’s history

                  Oxford’s Convention and Tourism Bureau is hiding buried treasure which could mean extra cash for businesses. Using geocaching the Oxford Convention and Tourism Bureau hopes to attract more visitors to the area. With an estimated 5 geocachers worldwide this treasure hunting activity is a growing area of tourism, and Oxford is ready with 60 hidden caches. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Healthy meals, Rowan Oak gardens projects underway

                    Members of the 2010 Leadership Lafayette Class are working on three different projects designed to improve the community. One group wants to help provide children from low-income families with easy-to-prepare meals they can make themselves while at home on the weekends. Another group is working on renovating some of the gardens at Rowan Oak, and the third group is working with local restaurants to promote some of the healthier meals available at these businesses. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A)

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