Volume Three  Issue Ten  November 2018
The History Center on Main Street
 83 and 61 North Main Street
Mansfield, PA
The Museum of Us
The History Center on Main Street
Director- Joyce M. Tice: President - Deb Talbot Bastian: V.P - Amy Welch
Mansfield's Memorial Wall
You drive by it every day. What's it about?
On November 11, 1918, World War One, which had started in Europe in the summer of 1914, came to an end with the signing of the armistice. The United States did not enter the war until April of 1917, sending two million Americans into battle. This resulted in American casualties of 39,000 compared to total worldwide military deaths of 9.7 million.

Gerald Austin of Mainesburg was killed in France in June of 1918. John Cox of Mansfield died in Washington, D.C. of pneumonia in September 1918. The Austin-Cox American Legion Post, chartered in November 1919, is named for these two local people. Both are buried in Prospect Cemetery.

Many communities created memorial exhibits for those who participated. While many of these have fallen into disrepair or have vanished, thanks to continued care and refurbishment by the American Legion and the V.F.W., the memorial wall in Mansfield remains intact and in its original location on the south wall of what was then Strait’s Hardware Store and is now Night & Day Coffee Shop.
The 200 plus people named on the wall came from Mansfield, Richmond, Sullivan, Rutland and Covington.

At least 45 of them are buried in town in Prospect or Oakwood cemeteries and many more in the county. Thirty six graduated from Mansfield High School and 33 from Mansfield State Normal School. Thirty two or more became members of Mansfield’s American Legion post.

Three of these people lived into the 1990s. Oscar Sherman, who lived locally in Rutland, died in 1990 at the age of 90. Roy Nash also died in 1990 at the age of 97.

The last to die, that we have information on, was Carl Webster, brother of Dr. Myron Webster. He died in Bath in 1992 at the age of 97.

for the full listing click here. http://www.joycetice.com/military/ww1tioga.htm

Bruce Dart of the American Legion and Joyce M. Tice of the History Center on Main Street are preparing a book about these people due out in 1919. We welcome any photos or biographical information about them. Send to histcent83@gmail.com.
We all enjoyed Scott Johnson's video and photos about Johnson Trucking that we presented last spring. We asked Scott to come back with more photos and more stories of the Johnson family business.
Update on the Art Class
Local artist, Randy Owen, is teaching a dozen local people his techniques for drawing. I've seen the results of the first of the three classes, and they are amazing.

This three session class is held in our museum for three consecutive Sundays. It's a big success, but full this time. We intend to offer it again in the future.

Glass Workshop Coming Up
The Museum of Us - 61 N. Main, Mansfield
09 December 2 pm to 4 pm.

Local glass artist, Barb Sargent, will help you create a glass Christmas Tree pin or pendant. The $25.00 fee covers all your supplies. If you've ever wanted to try your hand at glass, this is your chance to learn from a person who knows her craft.
To register or ask questions, call Deb at 570-662-2955.

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