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Friday, October 31, 2014

Jack Lamar Mayfield

Reform or removal: The fate of the Chickasaw Nation

History columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on the Chickasaw Nation and how and why they sold more than 20 million acres of land to the White Man. (April 12, 2013, Page 2B)

L.Q.C. Lamar descendent to host Lamar Legacy Friends dinner

A dinner to benefit educational programs at the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum will be held this weekend at Woodson Ridge Farms, the home of Lamar’s great-great-great grandson, Luke Heiskell. Local historian Jack Mayfield writes about the dinner and some Lamar family history. (April 5, 2013, Page 2B)

The Chickasaw Nation slowly brought into the white man’s world

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Chickasaw Nation and how the entire culture underwent a tremendous change when the white man arrived. (March 29, 2013, Page 3B)

Swedish home designer makes mark in Oxford

Several of Oxford’s older, historic homes were designed by Swedish designer and master craftsman Gustav M. Torgerson. (March 1, 2013, Page 3B)

A bridge between black and white communities

Jack Mayfield dedicates this month’s column to the memory of the late Leonard Thompson who made a profound impact on the black community. (February 15, 2013, Page 2B)

UM History class partners with the Burns Belfry

A University of Mississippi history class is partnering with the Burns Belfry committee to bring light to Lafayette County’s black history. (February 8, 2013, Page 2B)

Lamar arrives in London after 3 months of travel

It took L.Q.C. Lamar three months to get from Oxford to London in 1862 when he went to serve as a delegate overseas. (January 25, 2013, Page 2B)

Col. L.Q.C. Lamar and his Confederate commission to Europe

Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about Lamar’s time in the Civil War and his following appointment as a diplomat overseas. (January 18, 2013, Page 2B)

‘Old Tarantula’ and the observation balloon

Hot air balloons were often used during the Civil War to getting a birds-eye view on the other side. (January 11, 2013, Page 2B)

Family Bible’s return unites descendants of opposing foes

Historian Jack Mayfield tells us the story of the return of a Civil War-era family Bible. (December 28, 2012, Page 2B)

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