In 1956, following efforts by African American parents in Mansfield, Texas, and the local chapter of the NAACP, a federal district court ordered Mansfield High School to desegregate. What followed became known as “the Mansfield Crisis,” when local white residents rallied to prevent black Texans from registering at the school, Gov. Allan Shivers refused to uphold the court order, and white Texans in Mansfield physically prevented the desegregation of Mansfield High.
In May of 1997 three pieces of tombstones were found on a piece of farmland in Cooke County northeast of St. Jo. that was being purchased by a woman from Lewisville. They didn’t belong there.
If you asked anyone about Mansfield, Texas in the 60s, 70s or 80s, they would have mentioned the Kow Bell Indoor Rodeo. Mansfield, a small rural community southeast of Ft.Worth, was a popular stopping place for cowboys and cowgirls.
Since the early days of Mansfield, many of our citizens have served in the US Armed Forces.
The year is 1926. Tucked away in a small rock home on a quiet road in a small rural Texas town called Mansfield, Mildred Dalton is busy in her kitchen making pastries and pies.
On May 18, 1871 an Indian raid took place nine miles from Graham, Texas on a lonely stretch in the Loving Valley and the Salt Creek Prairie. On this stormy afternoon, 150 Kiowa Indians waited behind a hill, near the point where the Butterfield Overland Stage crossed the North Branch of Flint Creek, for a wagon train carrying supplies to the nearby fort.
A gristmill grinds grain into flour.
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