Global Nation "The good newsand the bad newsfor America is that the nation’s own super-elite is rapidly adjusting to this more global perspective. ...
“His point was that if the transformation of the world economy lifts four people in China and India out of poverty and into the middle class, and meanwhile means one American drops out of the middle class, that’s not such a bad trade,” the CEO recalled." More...
Geotagging of photos is gradually making its way into the mainstream. Android and iPhone now automatically geocode images and iPhoto has recently been upgraded to include the ability to geocode photos.
This site is apparently popular with hikers and weekend tourists on Google Earth. As we discover more of Oxford and the surrounding area we'll add more features. Do let us know of your favorite hiking trail, picnic area, or interesting spot so we can add to the collection.
Find information about the history of the tobacco industry in NC. Also read about the cultivation of tobacco and examine the historical photos.
UNC Oxford Historical Map
Oxford in 1882
Terrific interactive site provided by Institute of Museum and Library Services of North Carolina using Google's overlay capability whereby the contrasts of this 19th century map can be seen clearly against present day Oxford.
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After 54 years this Oxford landmark has closed...
and has reopened as Jones'!
Open from 7AM - 7PM
People of Oxford
"Filmed 1939 by Lee Waters of Lexington, NC. Introduction from a local news clip. Ending with a Hoover Day Parade and clips from Dr. Thomas."
The film maker was primarily interested in filming Oxford locals and only fleeting glimpses of of the town's architecture and landmarks are available. Still, the film shows clearly that Oxford was - during it's roll as a central market for tobacco - a very active city and considerably larger with regard to downtown structures.