Mansfield explores the history of this small Massachusetts town between Boston and Providence that has grown to 20,000 residents. With the earliest known images of the town and its people through the 1950s, this unprecedented collection reveals Mansfield as it once was. Included in Mansfield are early schools and churches, as well as many buildings that have burned or been demolished. Longtime residents of the community will remember the huge construction projects of the 1950s that created underpasses for the railroad to cross local streets. The faces of Mansfield’s past are seen in these vintage images, highlighting the people who shaped the town’s future and tracing the area’s development as an impressive industrial base. All geographical areas are covered, including the South Common, the North End, Main Street, East and West Mansfield, and downtown. Discover the changes the town has endured over the years in this engaging collection of images complimented by an informative text.
About the Author
Kevin McNatt is a member of the Mansfield Historical Society and was elected as its president in March 1998. Andrew Todesco, also a member of the Mansfield Historical Society, is a high school social studies teacher. Together the authors bring an affection for the memories of yesteryear to this well-crafted tribute to their hometown.