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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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