History & Tourism

Honor City: Mansfield, Ohio

8 Nov , 2019  

Take a story and audio trip back in time with 1812Blockhouse today when a young girl and her hometown — Mansfield — had national attention for an evening.

The roots of talent competition TV shows like the popular America’s Got Talent go back to a time before television, to the days of old time radio and a man called Major Bowes. We want to tell you a bit about Major Bowes, his Original Amateur Hour show, and how that show gave Mansfield a moment in the national spotlight 80 years ago. More…

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