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Phillip Tutor: The day when Oxford saved itself from Anniston

Oxford annexation to Anniston clipping

A clipping from The Anniston Star, dated Oct. 7, 1969, detailing a petition seeking a vote to annex Oxford to Anniston. 

Back in the day, Anniston had its chance to envelope Oxford. Not kill it but absorb it in a bloodless electoral conquest, the massive (by Calhoun County standards) over the meek.

Except, Oxford wasn’t meek.

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