Friday, March 5, 2021

Oxford’s Olden Days: Taking a Tour on Double Decker Bus


Take a trip back in time and learn some history of Oxford and the University that you may not find in the history books. We will take a ride around the streets of Oxford and the Ole Miss campus and relive some of the past of Oxford and the University. Little known facts and parcels of the history of Oxford, the antebellum homes, the Victorian homes, the past residents of Oxford, the city itself and the University buildings and grounds will be discussed while we travel the streets of Oxford and the University in the Double Decker bus. You will come away with information that possibly you have never known.

On a Double Decker bus tour of Oxford and the University of Mississippi we will be instructed on the past history of the homes, University buildings, and the City of Oxford and its past residents.

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Jack Lamar Mayfield is a fifth generation Oxonian, whose family came to Oxford shortly after the Chickasaw Cession of 1832, and he is the third generation of his family to graduate from the University of Mississippi. He is a former insurance company executive and history instructor at Marshall Academy in Holly Springs, South Panola High School in Batesvile and the Oxford campus of Northwest Community College.

In addition to his weekly blog in Oxford’s Olden Days, Mayfield is also the author of an Images of America series book titled Oxford and Ole Miss published in 2008 for the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation. The Foundation is responsible for restoring the post-Civil War home of famed Mississippi statesman, L.Q.C. Lamar and is now restoring the Burns Belfry, the first African American Church in Oxford.