News Release 109

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site participates in Mississippi River Scenic Driving Tour

Volume 39-109 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 21, 2011 – Make sure to stop at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville while participating in the annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive on April 30-May 1. The historic site will offer special activities both days and the public is invited to attend.

The site will offer free tours of the mill Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this historic treasure from the past. On Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., gather around the front porch of the mill and learn the history of the site while listening to the music of the hammered dulcimer performed by Delecia Huitt. Visitors are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and join in the music.

The Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive is an invitation from the rural communities of southeast Missouri for you to join them as they celebrate spring with good food, festivals, folk music, dancing, crafts, living history events, camping, scenic vistas and much more.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is the site of a Civil War-era mill where visitors can learn how corn and wheat were ground into meal and flour by water power, just as it was done long ago. Burfordville Covered Bridge, the oldest of the four remaining covered bridges in the state, was built in 1858 and stretches 140 feet across the White River, which powers the mill. To get to the historic site, take Highway 34 to Highway OO to Highway HH in Cape Girardeau County.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is located at 113 Bollinger Mill Road in Burfordville. For more information, contact the site at 573-243-4591 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com.

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