EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally published on Richland Source in 2014.

MANSFIELD -- Since 1951, Maple Lake Park has been used as an athletic field and basketball court. But from 1905 to 1950 it was actually a body of water … and Mansfield’s first "winter sports" complex.

This photo essay, comprised of photos from personal albums and postcards roughly 100 years old, come from the collections of Phil Stoodt and John Baxter Black.

 

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