Thursday, October 22, 2020

John Cofield

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: Two Oxford Icons, 'The Girls'

While compiling the book there were certain photos I longed for. Without a doubt this great shot by Jack Case Wilson was one of...

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: Welty, Faulkner and the Real Gold

Eudora Welty presented William Faulkner with the Gold Medal for Fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters on May 24, 1962 in...

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: Oxford's Finest Hour

Most small towns mark their worth and validate their greatness by remembering and telling the stories of their time in the spotlight. The night...

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: A Mighty Fine Oxford

Grandfather Cofield's copy of "My Brother Bill" with Mrs. Dolly Faulkner's note to him, dated Sept. 5, 1963. As seen on the book cover,...

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: The Taylor Depot

Taylor's was the name that appeared on the end of the depot, but to most Lafayette countians, it is simply Taylor. At the time this...

Cofield: A (Very) Brief History of a Town Called Taylor

The community many of us know as Taylor began under a slightly different name, according to resident Jim Hamilton and Oxford's John Cofield. Hamilton writes: "John Taylor...

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: A Poor Man's Cemetery

Edward Boyer posted this on Facebook: "On a fall day in 1984, Rev. Houston - who worked as a gravedigger - took me around to...

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: Leonard and Isabelle Levy

Standing with Kaye Bryant at the Thacker Mountain event at Southside when Milly West told me she had taken this shot and offered it...

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: Sardis Lake and Faulkner's Sailboat

Out of the public eye, William Faulkner loved to sail his 19-foot sailboat, The Ring Dove, at Sardis Reservoir near Oxford. He bought the boat...

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: The Park Drive Kids

When the Goodman girls knew I was in Methodist in bad shape they didn't call anyone, they didn't panic, they didn't waste any time,...

John Cofield's Oxford and Ole Miss: The Hardware Store Steps

This shot was taken during the filming of the motion picture made from William Faulkner's novel, "Intruder in the Dust." Old Oxford knows the hardware...

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...

John Cofield's Faces of Oxford Featuring Richard Howorth

After we left Square Books last night, someone said, "Man, Richard 'works his store,' doesn't he?" Indeed he does. Richard Howorth is the King...

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The House That Would Not Die

Cedar Oaks was built ca. 1857 by architect and builder William Turner. After surviving the Union occupation of Oxford during the Civil War, the...

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS' –– The First Family of Ole Miss

A number of Mississippi families are known for their collective contributions to Ole Miss sports, but perhaps none can equal the honors and achievements...

John Cofield's 'Oxford & Ole Miss' –– The Day Eli Picked Ole Miss

Eli Manning was born an Ole Miss Rebel. His father an All-American Ole Miss quarterback and his mother an Ole Miss Homecoming Queen. In...

Cofield on Oxford — The Run of the Place, Part VI

  As with the great old families of Oxford, each generation leaves its mark with the birth of the next. Among the family who felt William...