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Local History

Local History Lives Here

If you have family members who attended Mannsville School during the years 1939  to 1941 you will be especially interested in this!

Mannsville Library recently received a box full of local history in the mail. The history came in the form of a scrapbook kept by Mannsville School’s World War II-era history teacher and librarian, Miss Marion S. Pike. Miss Pike kept hundreds of news articles, school programs, photos, and other memorabilia all pertaining to her students, other village members, and moments in Mannsville life during the years 1939-1941.

Also included in the package was a bundle of photos of local WWII servicemembers. Unfortunately, many of the photos have no names on the back, but we feel sure they are the grand- and great-grandparents of some of today’s Mannsville area residents.

As time permits, we post images of the newspaper articles and photos on the website and Facebook page. As we identify the servicemembers’ photos, we will use the North Country Library System’s Fold3 database, available here in the library, to learn more about each individual’s military service.