Thomas Cope and hounds

November 23, 2022
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Thomas Cope (1868-1938) lived east of Mansfield near the Webb community. He would take his hounds as far as Cedar Hill for a hunt. When the dogs treed the game, they would bay to signal the hunter. Relatives remember a dog named Rowdy with a deep bellowing bark. When the hunt was over, Cope would blow his horn to call the dogs back to load up and go home.

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, or go to

Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.

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