"During the weekend of October 15 and 16, I was privileged to travel with Oxford’s Muscogee (Creek) Nation guests to Etowah State Park in Cartersville, Georgia. I felt an array of emotions, but was mostly honored that complete strangers would allow me to spend time and get an intimate glimpse into their culture."
"The earliest record of a hotel in Oxford dates to 1858 under the ownership of John Spencer. Records and photos of the establishment are few and far between: much documentation is credited from The Jacksonville Republican and The Anniston Star newspapers."
"John LaFayette Dodson was born on April 10, 1837, to Samuel P. Dodson and Rebecca S. Gardner Dodson near Summerville, Georgia. When Dodson was nine years old, he suffered a health condition that disabled his arm—a disability that followed him for the rest of his life."