Haycock Historical Society - Upper Bucks County

Haycock Mountain and Danieltown Photos

1900

1950 kids playing on tower

1930 building tower

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Haycock Mountain was a popular place for picnics in 1900s. 

1930 building tower

1950 kids playing on tower

1930 building tower

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The army corps of engineers built the towner in 1930 to use in surveying the area.

1950 kids playing on tower

1950 kids playing on tower

1940's before Nockamixon State Park was created.

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The tower was abandoned after the surveying work was completed and it became a place for the neighboring children to climb.

 

1940's before Nockamixon State Park was created.

1940's before Nockamixon State Park was created.

1940's before Nockamixon State Park was created.

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This photo was taken before the creation of Nockamixon State Part. 

Danielstown

1940's before Nockamixon State Park was created.

Old log Cabin Danielstown

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Picture of two of the last inhabitant of Danielstown.  

Old log Cabin Danielstown

1940's before Nockamixon State Park was created.

Old log Cabin Danielstown

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Postcard created by Arnold bors. of an old log cabin in Danielstown.

Haycock Mennonite Church

A Brief History of the Haycock Mennonite Church

Several years ago (1936-7) a number of Mission Minded young men canvassed the Haycock Community, from Doylestown and the Quakertown Highway moving eastward toward the Haycock Mountain  After making a few contacts, they found that a number of families were interested in Sunday School and church work, but were denied these privileges because of poverty or no means of transportation to the church with which they were formerly connected and therefore discontinued church affiliation.

The first Sunday School was held in a home and continued there for several weeks until the home became to small for the number of attendees. After a search of the area for a larger gathering place, it was suggested to contact the Haycock School board for use of a school. We were granted permission to use New Harrisburg School. We meet at the school every Sunday afternoon for jour years.

Attendance increased and the school was filled to capacity as some times there were 100 people in the one room school. In 1941 the Franconia Mission Board saw the need for a church in the community. A building was constructed on land about 1 1/2 miles from Applebachsville on Mission Road, with the capacity of about 175 people. 

The Mennonite Church also had a two-week Bible School with attendance of 91 the first year and each year more children attended.

Many people have fond memories of attending the Mennonite Bible School.

Excerpts from a note by Stanley Beidler, written about 1950.



  


Mennonite Church on Mission Road in Haycock Township.