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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jack Lamar Mayfield

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)

Faulkner, Shelby Foote visit Shiloh

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about William Faulkner and his fascination with the Civil War. (January 17, 2014, Page 3B)

Bowlin’ with the Rebels – 2013 Music City Bowl

Local historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the past Ole Miss football appearance in the Music City Bowl as well as games against Monday’s bowl opponent, Georgia Tech. (December 27, 2013, Page 2B)

1947 Ole Miss-LSU game

Historian Jack Mayfield writes about 1947 game between the Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers when one player lost his pants.

  (October 18, 2013, Page 2B)

Texas A&M and the origin of the ‘Twelfth Man’

Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about E. King Gill and the legend of the “Twelfth Man” for the Texas A&M Aggies. (October 11, 2013, Page 2B)

North Mississippi College: Our first institution of higher learning

Before Ole Miss came to be in Oxford, Lafayette County’s first institute of higher learning, the North Mississippi College, was built in what is College Hill today in 1840. (October 4, 2013, Page 2B)

Ole Miss Rebel football on television

Historian Jack Mayfield kicks off the Ole Miss football season with history of the University of Mississippi’s televised football games. (August 30, 2013, Page 3B)

Coeds finally have a dorm on the Ole Miss campus

History columnist Jack Mayfield writes about when women were first allowed to seek higher education at the University of Mississippi. (August 23, 2013, Page 2B)

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