The 1903 Methodist Church picnic was held in Hackler's Woods on the Hackler farm, where Walnut Creek Country Club is now located at 1151 Country Club Drive. There were two tenant houses where the club is now and three tenant houses on the west side near Walnut Creek Drive. The picnic ground was in Hackler's Woods, which was between two of the three tenant houses. A croquet court was in the front of the picnic site and a flowing well was at the left of the photo.
To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, email@example.com or go to mansfieldhistory.org.
Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.
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