Did You Know?

Did You Know?
Did You Know?

April 11, 1997 is the day Mansfield made the Guinness World Record Book. A downtown parade got underway with eleven Parade marshals of Veterans, longtime residents whose ages totaled 930 years. They were Evans Calvert, Ralph Fraser, Roger Silver, Hughes Jordan, R.U. Johnson, Cecil Flanders, Jack Lowery, J.C. McLaurin, P.E. Dixon, R.C. Bridges and W.T. “Billy” Pegues. Records reveal that Calvert and Fraser were the senior members among the longtime citizens. This writer has wondered down through the years how Claude Roberts was not included as one of the Parade Marshals. The only logical conclusion is that Claude didn’t want to be put in the same group of “Old Men”!

Mansfield, in looking at its 150th Birthday in April 1997 had endured six wars, a seemingly everlasting depression, even a cold war, five cent cotton, closed banks and politics as only Louisiana can know. Mayor Harold Cornet kicked of the 150th Birthday Party with a speech at 9:30am in front of the 1843 Log Courthouse. The Mansfield Wolverine Band played under the direction of George Apperson. Winners of the essays were read and the $100, $75 and $50 prizes were awarded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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