Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

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Mansfield: 150 Years of History

1900s

1900

The famed Tuskeegee educator Booker T. Washington speaks at Mansfield Normal.

Mansfield  organizes it's first basketball team whose members played the first season wearing football pants.

 
1902

August 22nd, Teddy Roosevelt becomes the first President to use an automobile.

Mansfield Normal moves to a three-year program from the two-year normal course, pushing the school closer to Collegiate Status.

 
1903

August 30th, the first Nickelodeon movie is "The Great Train Robbery", produced and directed by Edward Stanton Porter of Connelsville.

 
1905

The Pennsylvania State Police is formed, America's first such organization.

A fierce wind storm hits Mansfield and does tremendous damage in the area. The landmark Old Wind Mill at the top of Normal Hill is destroyed.