A tintype of the author and his son, who couldn’t quite keep still during the long exposure.

My name is Jesse Crooks. I’m a fourth generation resident of Solebury Township, where I grew up living in the caretaker’s house at Solebury Friends Meeting. My family has owned and operated Tuckamony Farm in Solebury since 1925. I graduated from Bard College with a degree in history, where I wrote my senior thesis on the development of Lower Bucks County in the 1950′s.

Current Projects

I’m on the Archives Committee of the Solebury Township Historical Society, volunteer in the archives of the Bucks County Historical Society, and run educational programs for various local organizations. I’ve also worked with the Library of Congress, the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore, and the Doylestown Historical Society to preserve archival material.

Burn Bridle Mission

The purpose of this website is to facilitate historical research by:

  • Contributing new articles
  • Converting historic data  into easily searchable and sortable digital formats
  • Providing access to historic documents
  • Publishing previous works now in the public domain


jesse [at] burnbridle [dot] com