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Faulkner link could save Ole Miss building

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi says it will work with its staff and William Faulkner scholars to evaluate the historical significance of an old power plant where the famed writer once worked.

The Oxford Eagle reports that Faulkner historians and students rallied support on Facebook and on a petition to oppose the university's announcement it would demolish an old power plant.

The concern was the power plant was the one where Faulkner worked in the 1920s and where he wrote 1 of his most acclaimed novels, "As I Lay Dying."

Vice Chancellor Larry Sparks said this week it was not the same power plant.

Suggestions are to make the plant a historical site. Sparks says no decision has been made on what to do with the second plant.

Information from: Oxford Eagle.

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