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Tropical getaway

The weather outside was chilly but inside Clarkston Elementary students were wearing grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts for their Luau Dance on Jan. 21. They danced and sang to their favorite songs....more >>
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Chinese, OHS to mingle sounds in concert

It's a meeting of the musical minds and styles this week at Oxford High School. Members from OHS band and choir will team up with band and choir members from Northeast Yucai School in China to present a diverse collection of American and Chinese music....more >>
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What was it like way back then?

Oxford Elementary fourth-graders took a trip back in time last week when they visited the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum. Students learned all about how folks lived, dressed, worked and played back in the 19th and early 20th centuries....more >>
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Born September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1807: Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.