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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jack Lamar Mayfield

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)

Another reason why Oxford was burned in 1864

Historian Jack Mayfield offers another reason why “Whiskey Joe” decided to burn Oxford during the Civil War.

 (June 13, 2014, Page 2B)

Forrest causes trouble for Union forces

Confederate Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops made several successful attacks against Union forces in 1984, becoming a thorn in the side of the Yankees. (April 18, 2014, Page 2B)

New Prospect Baptist – the need for a church closer to home

The New Prospect Church was organized in 1910 by 30 residents of the Yocona community. Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the old church in today’s Oxford Living. (March 21, 2014, Page 2B)

Skipwith House — another lost Oxford home

Columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series about lost Oxford homes, with this week featuring the Skipwith house. (March 7, 2014, Page 3B)

The slave community in Lafayette County

Historical columnist Jack Mayfield ends his month-long Black History Month series by focusing on the living conditions of slaves in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2014, Page 4B)

The second Middle Passage of the American slave

History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on the history of African-Americans in Lafayette County with the story of Thomas Taylor, who was born into slavery in 1853. He was the grandfather of Oxford Alderman Preston Taylor. (February 14, 2014, Page 2B)

Celebrate Black History Month with a visit to the Burns-Belfry

Black History month is a great time to visit the newly opened Burns-Belfry Museum. Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about George Washington Fox, one of Lafayette County’s first black landowners. (February 7, 2014, Page 2B)

Rowland House – another old Oxford home destroyed by neglect

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on some of Oxford’s notable homes that have been demolished after being neglected for too long. This week’s column feature’s the Rowland House. (January 31, 2014, Page 3B)

William Faulkner and the Civil War in his novels, Part 2

Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues this week with discussing William Faulkner’s use of the Civil War and the influence it had on his writing. (January 24, 2014, Page 2B)

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