Thursday, March 4, 2021

Jack Mayfield

Oxford’s Olden Days: Kennedy-Price-Shaw House 1860 Hidden on East Jackson Avenue

Local brick-maker David Kennedy built his home in 1860, high on the next ridge over from the town Square on the Pontotoc Road. This...

Oxford’s Olden Days: 30,000 Yankees Encamped at College Hill

In December of 1862, Grant was making the first of three attempts to capture the Gibraltar of the South, Vicksburg. His plan was to...

Mayfield: Oxford’s Lost Antebellum Homes

In 1984, Jack Case Wilson, a native of Greenville and Ole Miss graduate, published a book on the history of Oxford homes. The book...

Mayfield: The Magnolias aka The Honeymoon Cottage

The sixth annual Oxford Pilgrimage had two new additions to the homes open for viewing by visitors to Oxford. The Magnolias, which was built...

Reform or Removal—The Fate of the Chickasaw Nation

Over the last few weeks, I have endeavored to give you some historical information on the Chickasaw Nation and the people who were the...

The Chickasaw Nation in the White Man’s World

In the next hundred years, after their successful battles against the French in 1736 in the Lower Mississippi Valley, the Chickasaw Nation was slowly...

Chickasaw/Spanish Part Company

Last week I ended my column with the Chickasaw being given an object lesson by the Spanish. If you will recall, the Spaniards caught...

Spartans of the Miss. Valley

Last week I wrote about the arrival of the Chickasaw Indians into this area of north Mississippi. If you will recall, there were two...

North Mississippi—Land of the Chickasaw

Over the next few weeks, I want to give you the legend of how the Chickasaw and the Choctaw came to be in the...

The Construction of the First Lafayette County Courthouse

After accepting the donation of fifty acres in the geographical center of the new Lafayette County, the Board of Police (the forerunner of the...
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