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Our lost Tohickon Valley

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Our Lost Tohickon Valley Haycock Township Bucks County PA The second book on Haycock history, Our Lost Tohickon Valley, brings to life the people and places that once occupied the area known as Nockamixon State Park.  The main focus of the book is to document the Tohickon Valley area in Haycock Township that was condemned and purchased by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through eminent domain. At least 240 properties were taken. We, of the Haycock Historical Society seek to preserve the history of the houses, mills and farms and to tell the people's story.  The park has changed the area drastically and little remains to identify where these places were.

The park was opened in 1973.  Few people realize that this area was once a vital community of homes.  Much of the history of Haycock Township was torn down.  The book's focus is mostly on the lost residences.  Marjorie Goldthorp Fulp and Pamela Feist Varkony are the main authors.  Both lived in the area and had their homes condemned to make way for the park.  Marjorie moved to Haycock when she was two years old and Pamela was born in the house where her parents lived on Old Bethlehem Road.  Each contacted old friends and relatives, and these in turn contacted others who lived in the area.  Marjorie and Pamela gathered pictures and stories about the era before the park and along with their stories and pictures the book grew to 340+ pages of Haycock history.

Our Lost Tohickon Valley, take a "Guided Tour " of the park on this link. If you click on the numbered balloon on the left, it will show you what was at that location on the map.


Our Lost Tohickon Valley Haycock

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Johnny Rivers American Marine

Tribute to earlier Americans by F.L. Betz Haycock Historical Society has exclusive rights to sell the book.

August 21st
On this very day, 70 years ago, our own Haycock Twp . hero, U.S. Marine, Johnny Rivers died at Guadalcanal . This young man lead an extraordinary, though short life.  Serendipitously, Member F. Lee Betz has documented it beautifully in a new book of which he's given exclusive promotional rights to our Haycock Historical Society!

We now have our first shipment and the 111 page paperbacks are available for sale with profits going to our Haycock Historical Society.

The book, entitled Johnny Rivers -  American Marine  is available for purchase, ($20 donation) at the Haycock Township Building and at our Stokes House.  It will also be sold at our general meetings and at Kringle Christmas Shoppe.   Those who cannot attend functions and wish to buy this great-reading piece of local history may send (20.00 plus 5.00 shipping/handling) to our mailing address:  P.O. Box 715, Quakertown , PA  18951.  Indicate " Rivers book" in the memo of your check/money order.  Books will be mailed within 14 days of the receipt of your check.  Be sure to include the address your copy will go to.



Haycock Township and Eddie Bauer from 1910 to 1970

  • Fantastic bird's-eye view of life in Haycock Township in the early part of the twentieth century!








Haycock Historical Society Newsletter Articles

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Our 2009 Plates, featuring the work of Ceramic Artist, Loretta Belac, celebrate the American Chestnut Tree which once abundantly flourished on our Eastern United States landscape.


2008 Commemorative Tile




Mission Statement: The purpose of the Haycock Historical Society is to research and preserve the history of Haycock and to promote and perpetuate public interest and to inform the public generally of the rich heritage of Haycock Township.

Haycock Historical Society
P.O. Box 715
Quakertown Pa 18951