Today, 1812Blockhouse turns one year old.
Birthdays are ideal times to take a moment from day-to-day routine and to do a bit of reflection. With that in mind, we’re taking a brief pause from news here to talk a bit about our last year.
We’re also visiting the Blockhouse in South Park today during the Richland Early American Center for History’s Living History Days.
It’s been a truly great experience covering this great community. We’ve been at parades and yearly preview events; exhibitions and concerts; meetings and more. We’ve posted 1,600 times in the last 365 days, which includes 28 posts in our “Landmarks of Mansfield” series. The most widely-read Landmarks post was published on the day before Easter, and profiled St. Peter’s Catholic Church. That post can be found here.
The stories posted on 1812Blockouse over the last year have covered a wide range of topics. On several occasions, we have broken important local news stories before they have been shared by other media, such as the closing of a local hospital operation; the appearance of a local man on a nationally-television talent show; the casting call for the Sylvester Stallone movie filming here next year; and several others.
When we activated the site on September 9, 2016, it contained stories we had posted over the previous week. The earliest of those talked about the story behind 1812Blockhouse and what we hoped to achieve. That post can be found here.
That vision remains, and the site has survived to face its second year. We continue to look for new ways to be better Blockhouse builders.
Thank you, readers, for your continued support.