News Release 052

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

Volume 39-052 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville will be a stop on the annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive on April 27 and April 28. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, participants that stop at the historic site can enjoy the 19th century grist mill and the oldest covered bridge in the state of Missouri.

The Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive is a regional driving tour that includes a stop in Burfordville. Visitors to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site will have the opportunity to see a demonstration of wool spinning and weaving in period 19th century clothing on both days. Free tours of the mill will be offered Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and delight in this historic treasure.

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 Whitewater River, which powers the mill.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is located at 113 Bollinger Mill Road in Burfordville. For more information, contact the site at 573-243-4591. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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