Category Archives: Oxford

Off to Larson’s for the makings for Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Three generations of the Larson family have been in the grocery business since 1948 when James Larson opened his first store in Water Valley, 18 miles south of Oxford. The Oxford store was opened under the regional Big Star franchise, … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

It is no surprise that in 1936, the winning selection for the University of Mississippi athletic teams was “Rebels.”  Following Coach Walker’s suggestion to ask sports editors in the south to add suggestions along with those of the students and … Continue reading

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Ole Miss Seeks Name for Teams

According to the Hattiesburg American Front Page News, “Ole Miss is to have a long needed name for its athletic teams” … on May 16, 1936.  While doing New Deal research this past week, I spied the headline, which of … Continue reading

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Shrimp White Bean Bruschetta

How could anything so simple taste so good?  While reading the news in the Washington Post a few days ago, something called Voraciously appeared with a header about one pot-one sheet pan-one skillet meals.  I love to cook, and I … Continue reading

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Hilgard Cut

Like most stories, there is a lot more behind Hilgard Cut and the University Avenue bridge over it than is evident by this marker.  I discovered quite by accident that the bridge was a New Deal Administration construction, and in … Continue reading

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University Museum Rock Sculpture

While over at the University to make photos of the Walton-Young house for Preservation in Mississippi, I noticed the tortoise-like sculpture.  It has been a few years since I was last in this building for a class, and I don’t … Continue reading

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Meek Hall: Midcentury Modernism

Meek Hall, currently home to the Art Department, was constructed in 1960, and designed by R. W. Naef, one of the architects who designed a number of buildings on the campus of the University of Mississippi (Mississippi Department of Archives … Continue reading

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George Street House: Y Tracery and a little history

George Street House…for the past ten years, I have thought of it as the house on George Street…and while I confess to wondering why this was George Street, there are stranger names on campus.  George Street House was built in 1914 … Continue reading

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More progress on Burns Church!

A couple of days ago I drove past the former Burns Church and noticed they had the new front doors installed!  Today, I see that the stained glass in the windows is also in place.  It has been very exciting … Continue reading

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Oxford Church of Christ (new building)

The original building for the Oxford Church of Christ was the subject of the last post.  The circa 1980 new sanctuary uses modernist influences in its construction.  Surrounded by trees and bushes, it was very difficult to photograph, although if … Continue reading

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