On our first Thanksgiving here at 1812Blockhouse, we shared a message of thanks from us to you, our readers. We re-posted the same article a year later on Thanksgiving 2017 with relevant updates, and we’re doing so again this year with a couple of updates (in italics). Otherwise, this is the same message we have shared before. The sentiments have not changed.
Please be aware that we are not going to be publishing on Thanksgiving Day as we share the day with family. We’ll be back and in full form first thing on Friday morning.
To our readers:
1812Blockhouse is brand new – just two and a half months old (make that two years and two and a half months old), in fact. That’s plenty of time, however, to develop a list of thank yous to share its first Thanksgiving Day.
With that in mind, we would like say:
First, thank you to the wonderful Mansfield and Richland County community. In getting the 532 posts (now 2,922 posts!) to date ready to go, we have learned incredible stories from all sectors of the city and area. Some of those have been about people and places from the past, but the majority are about those which make today’s Mansfield an incredible place in which to live, play, work, and invest.
Thank you also to the people, organizations, and businesses who have made our sites a part of your daily routine by liking, friending, or following us on social media.
Thank you to all of the talented journalists and writers that tell the story of this place. It’s an honor to be counted among you.
Above all, thank you to our readers. Our numbers have steadily climbed, and have recently done now so at an increasing rate of growth. We are still fine-tuning our product, and while we aren’t completely “there” yet in terms of content or presentation, the direction is very positive. After all, we’re trying something rather new in online media for small and mid-sized communities, and there’s always something to learn.
We close by sharing two photo albums — one of Downtown Mansfield and one of Kingwood Center Gardens. Click the image for the album, and again on any photo for a larger view.
A happy and meaningful Thanksgiving to you all!
We hope you enjoy these, and again, thank you for reading!