Jack Mayfield

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...

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...