- Mooney Hollow Barn was established in 1932.
- The name "Mooney" was a family name that owned a farm at the top of
the hollow and how the Hollow and Mooney Hollow Creek got its name.
- Mooney Hollow Barn was purchased by the Hayward family in 1976.
- Russ Hayward as part of the Mooney Hollow Boys started to use the
barn for Country Western entertainment in 1977...at that time customers
paid a small fee to hear the band, brought their own refreshments, and
climbed a barn ladder to enter the barn while dairy cows were still
housed in the barn on both sides of the ladder when you entered the
-- Kevin and Vonnie Petesch (between the age of 19-22)
went to the barn dances with Vonnie's mom and
dad, Joan and Leland Hingtgen. More Music Center History...