Short Documentaries

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This short Then & Now documentary explores the site on Third Street in Mansfield where an Episcopal Church, a Carnegie Library, and a President of the United States all converge in time.

The Blockhouse in Mansfield is an authentic relic from the War of 1812, and a rare and tangible link to the city's frontier heritage in the days of Johnny Appleseed. Here is a short history of the city's treasure, its origin in 1812, its resurrection in 1908 for Mansfield's Centennial, and i…

One of Mansfield's best kept secrets... right out in the open where anyone can see it. This was the very first of the Mansfield Samplers, and still the rarest. It is narrated by Marc Wilkinson, the man I had intended to do them all, who subsequently moved away and took his voice with him.

Exploring the history of the public Square in Mansfield, Ohio as a groundwork for understanding why a movement is underway to restore the Square to its original undivided state.

Maybe you have had the opportunity to take a walk in the woods at Malabar Farm, and most likely you don't know how lucky you are to have had that opportunity... so a short film The Woods at MALABAR will make your next walk there a little more meaningful. Sponsored by MOHICAN ADVOCATES who ar…

To look at North Lake today in Mansfield, Ohio you might not guess that it was once a lively and thriving amusement complex called Luna Park.

Created in 2008 as an introduction for hikers at the Mansfield Bicentennial Underground Railroad Walk, this short documentary is a brief overview of what the underground railroad was, with stories of some local stations.

The first professional base ball game in America took place on June 1, 1869 when the Cincinnati Red Stockings took on the Mansfield Independents in Mansfield, Ohio.

The City of Mansfield, Ohio sits on earth made of a pink sandstone considered so amazing in the 1880s that it was quarried and shipped all over the world. This is the story of the stone, the quarry and a world famous building created to be pink.

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ASHLAND -- Early on, harness racing became a popular activity in recreational circles. Nearly everyone owned horses so racing them as a fun neighborhood activity was bound to happen.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on Oct. 1, 2018 by the Ohio History Connection. Richland Source has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Ohio History Connection to share content across our sites.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on May 11, 2020 by the Ohio History Connection. Richland Source has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Ohio History Connection to share content across our sites.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally published on Richland Source in 2014. While there is talk of moving Shelby's football field, the Whippets are slated to play their home games there again this fall -- if health provisions allow amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on May 4, 2020 by the Ohio History Connection. Richland Source has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Ohio History Connection to share content across our sites.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on March 19, 2020 by the Ohio History Connection. Richland Source has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Ohio History Connection to share content across our sites. This blog post will take a look at a historic pandemic in Ohio. …

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on May 11, 2020 by the Ohio History Connection. Richland Source has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Ohio History Connection to share content across our sites. This story will take a look at a historic pandemic in Ohio. As our…

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on May 8, 2020 by the Ohio History Connection. Richland Source has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Ohio History Connection to share content across our sites.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on May 22, 2020 by the Ohio History Connection. Richland Source has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Ohio History Connection to share content across our sites.

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ASHLAND -- The 1970’s was the decade of disco music, wide-collar shirts, eight-track tapes, shag carpet, pet rocks, Atari, Saturday morning cartoons and mood rings were all part of the scene.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published on Feb. 12, 2016 by Ohio Memory, a collaborative program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. Richland Source has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Ohio History Connection to share content across our sites.