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Every Day But Sunday

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A book on Mansfield's history by town historian Jenny Copleland.

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This is a story of America when rugged individualism was in full swing. The nineteenth- century industrialist, whether he made soap, tacks, or plows, stamped his personality upon the small organization he controlled. Therefore, the story of this romantic age of industry is a story of individuals - of men who were rugged, shrewd, and daring.
The vast factories of today's cities are direct descendants – some people say degraded descendants - of the small-town industries of nineteenth- century New England.
The author has taken a typical New England town from the beginning to the close of the century and conjures up the ramshackle factories, the honest products, and the shrewd proprietors.
After watching the water wheels go round we are better prepared to understand the steam turbine of today; the change has been more in state of mind than in mechanics.

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$19.95

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Images of America - Mansfield

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A compilation of photograhs and notes about Mansfield by Mansfield Historical Societies Kevin B. McNatt and Andrew J. Todesco.

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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.
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. 

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$18.99

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This Old Town

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$15.00

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Stories about Mansfield Massachusetts by Harry B. Chase, Jr. compiled by Louis F. Andrews. Originally published in the Mansfield News.

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Lifelong Mansfield resident Harry B. Chase Jr. served on the town’s first conservation commission and is a founding and charter member of the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield.
He served in the Transportation Corps and the Corps of Engineers in the army during World War II. After the war he worked as an illustrator and draftsman for The Foxboro Company, a manufacturer of industrial instruments in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
He married Joyce Mitchell in 1982.
Mr. Chase has written extensively about New England railroad history and of the experiences of his father, Harry B. Chase, Sr.,
Harry was a geological consultant and has written for geological publications on New England coal and coal mining.
He has written weekly articles for the Mansfield News and for the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield newsletter which is the basis for this book - “This Old Town”.

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This Old Town - Revisited

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$12.00

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More Stories about Mansfield Massachusetts by Harry B. Chase, Jr. compiled by Louis F. Andrews. Originally published in the Mansfield News.

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Lifelong Mansfield resident Harry B. Chase Jr. served on the town’s first conservation commission and is a founding and charter member of the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield.
He served in the Transportation Corps and the Corps of Engineers in the army during World War II. After the war he worked as an illustrator and draftsman for The Foxboro Company, a manufacturer of industrial instruments in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
He married Joyce Mitchell in 1982.
Mr. Chase has written extensively about New England railroad history and of the experiences of his father, Harry B. Chase, Sr.,
Harry was a geological consultant and has written for geological publications on New England coal and coal mining.
He has written weekly articles for the Mansfield News and for the Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield newsletter which is the basis for this book - “This Old Town”.

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Both This Old Town Books

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$25.00

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