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1939 Aerial View of Rock Point

Thanks to one of our readers, I was able to find an aerial photograph of Rock Point Park from 1939. This is indeed very interesting! Click on the picture to enlarge. The original photo is located at Penn Pilot. You can view the entire photo here. Take a close look… see anything interesting? Let us […]

The Hole in the Water

One of our readers brought something very interesting to my attention. He said that he had always heard that there was a deep hole in the bottom of the Connoquenessing Creek a short way upstream from Rock Point. He described it as being situated just downstream from the upper footbridge (just below the first set of […]

Miniature Train Roadbed

While I was at the property yesterday (see previous article), I also took a fresh look at the miniature train ride area. If you remember, the miniature train was behind the Peristyle building. It encircled the mechanical swings, traveled through a small ravine, made a loop, and headed back to it’s starting point near the […]

The Band Played On

I spent a few hours up at the Rock Point Park property yesterday. I saw a break in the weather, and headed up for a short time of exploration. I had heard from one of the website contributors that a post from the ballfield grandstand could still be seen in the ground near the power-line […]

Modelers Needed!

A Rock Point Park Newsletter reader suggested that we think about building a scale model of the property as it appeared back in 1910. I think that is a wonderful idea! So, I’m seeking volunteers who have some expertise in scale-modeling. Maybe some architects and/or model railroaders will be interested in helping put this project […]

Research Update

There are a number of exciting things in the works for the Rock Point Park website! We have been in touch with a member of the Matheny family, now living in Florida, who believes he can gain access to an old family album containing many pictures of the old Matheny Inn. Once located, is has […]

Who is visiting?

I thought our readers might be interested in who is viewing the Rock Point Park website. Here is the visit log (by city) for the last 10 days. Note: many of these listings are based on the city in which the visitor’s Internet Service Provider is located, not the actual city where they reside. But, it […]

Why it’s gone

Our friend, Bob Barr, sent in an interesting document, a 1922 Beaver Falls Tribune news release describing the leasing of the Rock Point property to the King’s Quarry Company. Sadly, the document describes the removal of practically all remaining Park buildings by the firm’s workers. Now we know why the land at Rock Point is nearly […]