Mansfield's Western Shop was located on the corner of 6th Street and Princess Avenue at 603 Princess Avenue. The business appears to have been opened in 1966 by Ed and Jessie Mansfield. The shop was originally owened by Norman D. Moore and was called Moore's Western Shop. According to the Henderson's Brandon City Directory Mansfield's was relocated several times during its ownership. In 1967 Mansfields was reloacted to 737 11th Street, by 1973 had relocated again to 731 Princess Avenue and remained there until at least 1984. Mansfield's Western Shop had moved to it's final location at 1130 18th Street by 1988. Once Ed and Jessie retired the shop was taken over by their sons Les and Lyle Mansfield. Les and Lyle closed the store when they retired in 2015. Presently (2020) the H&Co Acadamy building stands where the original Mansfields Western Shop stood on 6th Street.
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Scope and Content
Image of the interior of Mansfield's Western Shop. The image is of a man standing behind the counter in dressed in a western style. The man could possibly be Ed Mansfield. There are various items displayed around the counter including: saddles, tack, figurines, clothing and hand bags. Above him is a sign that reads "Mansfield's Western Shop 603 Princess Ave. Brandon".
Hisotry/Bio information taken from Henderson's Directories. Description by Jillian Combs.