Square Books is still there on the corner, where you can get a scoop of ice cream with your Shelby Foote (or John Grisham).
William Faulkner's place is still just south of town, the tree-lined drive same as ever. There on the Grove, in the center of campus, students still study during the week and football fans still picnic on the weekend.
And Ole Miss, just as it did 34 years ago, plays for national glory on Saturday with a Manning under center as a state holds its breath.
As with so many things – often good, sometimes not quite so – things in Mississippi are as unchanged as the architecture around the picturesque square in Oxford. Development has come slowly; traditions have remained strong.
At a school with so much history, so many stories, perhaps that is how it should be.
There is something special about Ole Miss, about football near the Grove, about a son returning to a campus his father put on the map, decades after the map had taken it back off.
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