Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield

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Established in 1971 to Preserve Mansfield's
Natural Resources for Future Generations

Our mission
  • to acquire and preserve natural resources for use and enjoyment by present and future generations
  • to preserve and protect wildlife areas and historic sites
  • to educate the public about the wise use of our natural resources
  • and to work with other organizations having similar goals and objectives.

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“This Old Town” Holiday Book Sale

At first glance Mansfield does not seem a remarkable town. Located in southeastern Massachusetts, 45 minutes drive from Boston, 30 from Providence, in recent years it has become an outer suburb, a bedroom community of 23.184 (2010 census). Once it was farm land, later industrial. Changes in the past 50 years have been so rapid that many of its earlier features no longer exist. Change from the 1640’s to the 1960’s progressed at a slower pace.

This collection of Harry Chase’s articles, mostly from The Mansfield News from 1967-2016, includes stories from its earliest settlement and history, its people and how they lived, its geography, natural features, climate and weather, its early coal mines and railroads, and Harry’s own memories of growing up in “This Old Town.” 

There is much to enjoy in reading Harry Chase’s stories.

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A great holiday gift for a Mansfield
friend or relative.

Get both volumes of|
“This Old Town” and
This Old Town – Revisited” for $25.00.
A $5.00 savings.*

Already have volume one – purchase “Revisited” for just $12.00.
A $3.00 savings.*
Click here to order using PayPal or credit card. Pickup also available.

“A most enjoyable read. Harry was a great storyteller” J.R.
“I gave a copy as a gift to my father. He loves it!” K.M

•Plus $4.50 shipping



The NRT  completed a new trail loop on the NRT’s Plymouth Street Conservation Area

The trail is about 1.6 miles.

Click here for trail map

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     Mansfield, MA 02048