Saturday, December 4, 2021

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: Leslie's on the Square

Many a sweet memory of the soda fountain at Leslie’s still lives right there on the Square.

The day’s final bell rang at the Grammar School down the sidewalk and into the sunshine we spilled.
For a few years there, we all had the run of the place.

John Cofield is a writer and one of Oxford’s leading folk historians. He is the son of renowned university photographer, Jack Cofield. His grandfather, J.R. “Colonel” Cofield, was William Faulkner’s personal photographer and for decades was the Ole Miss yearbook photographer. Cofield attended Ole Miss as well.
Check out Cofield’s new book: Oxford, Mississippi ~ The Cofield Collection — a pictorial history book with John’s writing on the history to go along with the photos.
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