Friday, March 5, 2021

Jack Mayfield

Oxford’s Olden Days: Local Writer Shoots his Wife’s Doctor

Since Oxford always has people visiting that are interested in the life and works of William Faulkner, I began looking for an interesting event...

Oxford’s Olden Days: First Postseason Game for Ole Miss

Ninety-four years ago this Christmas Eve, the Ole Miss football team was on an ocean liner in the Gulf of Mexico on their way...

Oxford’s Olden Days: The Little House

In the spring of 1979, during the sixteenth annual Oxford Pilgrimage, two homes were added to the list of homes to be viewed by...

Oxford’s Olden Days: Nobel Laureate Speaks to University High School Commencement

It would be safe to say that no high school in the United States, or anywhere else in the world, has had a Nobel...

Oxford’s Olden Days: Did the 1962 Football Season Save Ole Miss?

Nearly 53 years ago, Ole Miss played the University of Houston in the 1962 Homecoming Game. This was a short six days from what...

Oxford’s Olden Days: The 1920s Wreck of the Bilbo, Many Students Injured

In 1928 the roads leading to Oxford were mainly gravel and dangerously muddy after a rainstorm. Many of the Ole Miss students traveled by...

Oxford’s Olden Days: The Civil War Hospital, War Purposes for University

Three different times during the Civil War the University of Mississippi campus buildings were used as a hospital for sick and injured soldiers. The...

Oxford’s Olden Days: Blind Jim Ivy, Honorary Dean of Freshman

A great many Ole Miss fans will remember the booming voice of Rebel cheers that were led by Blind Jim Ivy. For over fifty-eight years...

Oxford’s Olden Days: He Played Football Without a Helmet

With the publicity that Oxford and Ole Miss received recently with the Mississippi Rising benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims and the start of the...

Oxford’s Olden Days: Home Depicts Not So Glamorous Lifestyle of Old South

In the spring of 1979, during the sixteenth annual Oxford Pilgrimage, two homes were added to the list of homes to be viewed by...
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