News Release 193

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site hosts Blues Concert

Volume 39-193 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 10, 2011 – Enjoy an afternoon of blues music Sunday, June 19 at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville. Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band will perform at 2 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Please bring lawn chairs for seating. Refreshments will be provided.

Bruce Zimmerman is a southeast Missouri native who has been playing music since the age of five. Zimmerman has played music with legendary musicians such as Rufus Thomas and Lee Oscar. Zimmerman has toured 28 states, six countries, and has performed at the Missouri Inaugural Ball in Jefferson City with the Jerry Ford Orchestra.

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.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is located at 113 Bollinger Mill Road in Burfordville. To get to the historic site, take Highway 25 to Highway Z to Highway OO to Highway HH in Cape Girardeau County.

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