Mashburn builds lasting legacy
Two-car garages were all the rage when J.W. Mashburn began building homes in 1960, his Olympic hopes sidelined by injury a few years earlier.
Mashburn earned a gold medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in the 1,600-meter relay and led Capitol Hill High School to state championships before that, but a torn Achilles tendon brought the swift-footed Mashburn to a dead halt.
During the long and tedious recovery, he began selling real estate. By the time his Olympic teammates flew to Rome in summer 1960, Mashburn had already embarked on a whole new career building...
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