Scenic USA - Missouri
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka|
A peaceful 43 wooded acres surrounds the 140 year old mill at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site. This Missouri park features a working grist mill, powered by the Whitewater River. The mill still contains the necessary equipment to produce flour and meal. The river current was diverted through the limestone foundation and a water turbine, powering the mill machinery. The four story building wasn't the first mill on the property, as the original millhouse was burned by Union troops. The popular mill was quickly rebuilt in 1867 by Sherman R. Burford. The following year a covered bridge was built adjacent the mill, providing easy access to the nearby town of Burfordville. It was George Frederick Bollinger that headed west from Carolina and first envisioned a new mill in this remote region of eastern Missouri in the early 1800s. Along with the mill's success, a new town and connecting road soon followed.
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