Friday, December 4, 2020

Jack Mayfield

Oxford Olden Days: 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...

Oxford Olden Days: The Formation and Naming of Oxford

Early settlers and land speculators started coming in this area of north Mississippi after the Chickasaw Cession of 1832. An act of the Mississippi...

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....

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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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: 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 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...

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...