Awning sitting at the confectionary store

October 3, 2020
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The member of the International Order of Oddfellows (I.O.O.F.) and Rebekah Lodges loved sitting on the awning of C.R. Page's Confectionary Store on the west side of Water Street (now Main Street) in downtown Mansfield in 1935.

The man under the awning is owner C.R. Page. Sitting on the awning are (front row from left) Bill Chrisman, C.B. Hogan, Ernie Hamil, Herman Stahl, Charlie Pyles, Delmar Ellis and Ben Ward; (middle row) George Chrisman, Arthur "Bulldog" Curry, Grady Hogan, Jim McCaleb, Grady Thompson, Rev. Adkins, Jim Huggins, Charlie Harrison and Charlie Hart; (back row) Verne Harrison, Pete Pollock, Jim Love, John Jones, Dan Garetson, Homer "Jack" House, Earl Harrison and Bill Chrisman.

To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, email or go to

Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.

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