The Mansfield State Historic Site bids a fond farewell to retiring Site Manager Scott Dearman, who has been with Mansfield State Historic Site and the Louisiana Office of State Parks for the last 30 years.
Scott has been a voice for Mansfield for three decades, starting in the 1990s as a Law Enforcement Ranger, then becoming the Interpretive Ranger, and finally as the Site Manager.
In all that time, he has become one of the most knowledgeable people anywhere in the world on the Battle of Mansfield and the Red River Campaign of the American Civil War. Every chance he had, he would be brushing up on the history of the battle, and you could often find him very meticulously researching another chapter of Civil War history to aid in his interpretation of the site to his visitors!
His friendly nature and drive to better the site made Mansfield a great place to work for both staff and volunteers, and he will be sorely missed by everyone. His level of knowledge, care for the resources under his supervision, and kind personal and professional nature reflected great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Louisiana State Park Service.
As Scott rides off into the sunset to embark on his next adventure, Mansfield prepares to welcome and embrace a new manager at the site in the next couple of weeks. For Scott, from the staff of Mansfield State Historic Site, “we want to say best wishes in the days ahead and thank you for the memories!”