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Mansfield of old would not be recognizable today. The transportation was by horseback, buggy or wagon and people did not travel to Shreveport or other distant places unless it was absolutely necessary.

Logansport, 22 miles in distance, was a twoday affair. Many of the people would get up and leave by wagon to pay their taxes in Mansfield, which was the Parish Seat, and ladies would shop for dress material, lace, etc. After shopping they would return to a campground just west of Atwood’s on the left side of U.S. 84. Reading one account of the family camping told of Dr. Stribling (built the Milton Baker house) stopping by for coffee. The campers would cook breakfast and be on the way back to Logansport by six o’clock.

 

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