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Then & Now: Flagpole on the Square 1952

The flag on the Square

A couple generations ago the Mansfield municipal flagpole was found on the western side of the Square, back when the Square was square.

In the last years of the 1950s, when the Square was modified into two rectangles, the site of the flagpole was reappropriated with asphalt into a turning lane and the civic landmark was moved into the lane divider.

Then & Now: The flagpole on the Square 1952

It subsequently moved once again a few dozen yards east where it is found today near the fountain. Automated pole technology has made the use of Boy Scouts obsolete in the 21st century raising of our flag.

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Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Saturday with a column titled Native SonEvery Tuesday, he taps into his knowledge and collection of historical photos and bring us Then & Now, a brief glance at the way things were.