Monthly Archives: October 2011

Peak Season

October 7, 2010 Peak Season   Peak season.  It is peak season for the autumn leaves and the perfect time to explore the mountains. We left for the mountains about 11:30am.  We all piled in the suburban, cooler in tow … Continue reading

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Presidential Heritiage

Presidential Heritage I’ve been posting articles about the role that my father’s family played in Mansfield’s history.  But what you might not know is that my mother’s side of the family has played an important role in the US history … Continue reading

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Family Will Not Forget Bravery

Family Will Not Forget Bravery By Ron Simon The News Journal January 2003      The gentleman in the uniform is dead.  He has been dead since February of 1944.  That is when his B-24 Bomber went down over Austria.  His … Continue reading

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Copy of Fire First Newspaper Link to City’s Past

Copy of Fire First Newspaper Link to City’s Past By News Journal Staff Reporter Tuesday, November 25, 2008       To a Mansfield history fan, find a copy of The Olive is something akin to finding a long forgotten Rembrandt in … Continue reading

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Name of Mansfield Passed Along From Man To Town To Man

Name of Mansfield Passed Along From Man To Town To Man  By  Virgil Stanfield The Mansfield News Journal April 24, 1983       Col. Jared Mansfield and Mansfield Hedges Gilkison, who probably never met, figured prominately in the early history of … Continue reading

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Gilkisons Had a Major Role in City’s History

 Gilkisons Had a Major Role in City’s History Mansfield News Journal Sunday, September 30, 1979       A sprightly gentleman of 90 years came to The News Journal Office the other day and introduced himself as Fred W Gilkison.  He said … Continue reading

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Early Mansfielder’s Relatives Still in the City

The News Journal Wednesday, September 27, 1978 Early Mansfielder’s Relatives Still in the City By Virginia Lee        Mansfield Hedges Gilkison was the first white male born in Mansfield, early historians agree.  That was back on February 2, 1811. … Continue reading

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