Sunday, January 24, 2021

Jack Mayfield

Oxford’s Olden Days: Shoe Tying–the Southern Way

During the wee hours of the morning of August 5, 2007, my youngest granddaughter, Emma Mae Scott, age 4 remarked…in the throws of sleep...

Oxford’s Olden Days: Scoutmaster William Faulkner Tricked by His Scouts

As a child growing up in Oxford, William Faulkner enjoyed most any outdoor activity. One of the outdoor activities that he and he brothers...

Oxford Olden Days: Buried Treasure Near Tallahatchie River

In the early part of the nineteenth century when the area of Lafayette County was being settled by the white man there were still...

Oxford’s Olden Days: The Beginnings of Oxford and the J. E. Neilson Company

In your mind’s eye try to look back and what Oxford was like in, say 1839. Picture yourself walking along the top of a ridge...

Oxford’s Olden Days: Jacob Thompson’s Gardener’s Home—The Gatekeeper’s Lodge

During the twelfth annual Oxford Pilgrimage an unusual home was added to the homes open to visitors to Oxford. This time it was not...

Oxford’s Olden Days: Confederate Monuments: Downtown and on Campus—Part 2

Six months after the Confederate Soldier Monument was dedicated on the Ole Miss campus, to the gallant men who had fought in the Civil...

Oxford’s Olden Days: Oak Grove Uprooted and Moved, Becomes 7 Cs

This week’s column was to be the O. A. Shaw Home that sets high on the next ridge from downtown Oxford on the old...

Oxford’s Olden Days: City Marshal Kills Oxford Eagle Editor

From time to time old-time Oxonians call or write me about a piece of Oxford history that interests them. The idea for this column...

Oxford’s Olden Days: 1865 Grenada Home Reconstructed in Oxford

The 20th annual Oxford Pilgrimage saw the addition of a home that had stood in Grenada since 1865. In 1983 the home of Dr....

Oxford’s Olden Days: Miss Annie’s Yard

William Shakespeare in the Tempest stated, “Whereof what’s past is prologue.” The Trigg-Doyle-Falkner-Brown House on corner of Buchanan Avenue and South 11th Street is...
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