Mansfield Memories

“Mansfield Memories”

Mansfield Memories is a series by Kevin McNatt and Andrew Todesco.  
Published in the Mansfield News and Journal-News Independent.
 It offers a look at Mansfield history with a focus on the last 150 years.

(Adobe PDF)  

Do You Know Your Neighborhoods, February 1, 2019
Three Old Neighborhoods:  Robinsonville, Whiteville and Sodom, February 15, 2019
The Spanish Influenza Struck Mansfield during World War 1, March 1, 2019
Pair pulls off Wild West style holdups in 1916, March 8, 2019
Mansfield’s Major Leaguer:  Walt Ripley, March 22, 2019
Saying Goodbye to Sannie’s – Again, March 29, 2019
When Geese Paraded through the Streets, April 26, 2019
The Many Names of Route 106, April 26, 2019
More than four corners in old town)  May 10, 2019
Why the Town’s Fire Engines Aren’t White, May 24, 2019
The Town’s Revere Bell finds a New Home, June 21, 2019
Frank Cervelli set a Flagpole-Sitting Record, July 5, 2019
The Day Charles Lindbergh fooled Mansfield, July 26, 2019
Mansfield’s Big Dig:  The Underpass Project, Part 1, August 9, 2019
Mansfield’s Big Dig:  The Underpass Project, Part 2, August 13, 2019
Mansfield’s Big Dig:  The Underpass Project, Part 3, August 23, 2019
Mansfield’s Big Dig:  The Underpass Project, Part 4, August 30, 2019
The Day JFK Visited Mansfield, September 9, 2019
“Goodspeed and a Safe Return.”  The Life of S. Crocker Lovell, October 4, 2019
Canoe River Golf Club, October 18, 2019
Mansfield Town Hall, Part 1:  The Meetinghouse was center of civic, religious life, November 1, 2019
Mansfield Town Hall, Part 2:  The March of Public Improvement -The Town Hall of 1882, November 8, 2019
Mansfield Town Hall, Part 3:  A Dream Come True - The Town Hall on West Street, November 15, 2019
Mansfield Town Hall, Part 4:  Beauty and Strength-  Town Hall at Park Row November 22, 2019
Plenty of Guts: Mansfield v Foxborough, November 29, 2019
No Gamer Bunch of Boys:  100 Years of Mansfield Football, December 13, 2019
Ice Harvesting, January 10, 2020
Fulton’s Pond, January 24, 2020
A Fine Appearance, Buffalo Soldiers Come to Town, February 7, 2020
The Pure Force of Logic: Calvin Coolidge Comes to Town, February 21, 2020
Women’s Suffrage, Part 1, (A question of right’ - the suffrage movement) March 13, 2020)
Women’s Suffrage, Part 2, (Suffragist speakers bring cause of women’s rights to town) March 20, 2020)
Women’s Suffrage, Part 3, (683 Mansfield women voted in the first presidential election after the 19th amendment passed) April 3, 2020
History behind the Old Town Hall Clock, April 24, 2020
Farmers and Geese: Fine Art at the Post Office, May 8, 2020
Barry Goldwater uses Mansfield Airport, May 29, 2020
The Mini Golf Craze of 1931, July 3, 2020
Athletic Fields of Mansfield, Part 1: Branch Street grounds home to town’s early athletic contests, July 14, 2020
Athetic Fields of Mansfield, Part 2: Lowney field was place for baseball in early 1900s, July 22, 2020
Athetic Fields of Mansfield, Part 3: Fuller Field hosted Mansfield High’s first official home football game in 1919
Athetic Fields of Mansfield, Part 4: Card’s Field hosted countless sporting events for three decades
Memorial Park dedicated to war veterans , (Part 1 of 2), September 8, 2020
Park ‘s evidence of gratitude of Mansfield for those who were willing to meet supreme sacrifice in defense of our country (Part 2 of 2)
The governor and the earl - How Mansfield got its name
The telephone comes to Mansfield
‘Send All You’ve Got” - Mansfield Town Hall fire of December 1970 (Part1 of 2)
 Blaze leaves Mansfield town hall in ruins. (Part 2 of 2)
The polio vaccine comes to Mansfield (Part 1 of 2)
Mansfield residents line up for polio vaccine in 1956 (Part 2 of 2)
Town Farm created as place for poor, sick, elderly, “tramps” and other unfortunates(Part 1 of 2
Jackson, Robinson schools built on former Mansfield Town Farm (Part 2 of 2))
Mansfield and 5th Regiment Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Cavalry
Mansfield man guided first ship through Panama Canal
 Did you know your elected officials’ duties once included perambulating
 Gooseberry Pie for All!
An old-time Fourth of July of fireworks and horse-drawn floats in Mansfield


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