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So Red the Rose

The invasion of Oxford

Jack Mayfield brings us back to December 1862 when Yankee soldiers made their way into Oxford. (November 30, 2012, Page 3B)

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    Stark Young: Oxford’s other early well-known author

    In the fall of 1907, when the University of Texas lured Stark Young away from Oxford, William Faulkner had not risen to fame as Oxford’s well-known author of the first half of the 20th century. Neither had Young been recognized as an author, playwright or drama critic.
    Their time was yet to come. (June 18, 2010, Page 3B)

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      Stark Young’s days at the Walton Young Home

      One of the most distinguished graduates of the University of Mississippi was also a resident of Oxford.
      Although Stark Young was born in Como, he would later move with his family to Oxford. Young was born in 1881 and in 1890 his mother died. A few years later, his father, also a graduate of Ole Miss, would remarry and move to Oxford. (June 11, 2010, Page 3B)

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