Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site Participates in Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive

Bollinger Mill near Jackson, Missouri. Old For...
Bollinger Mill near Jackson, Missouri. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville will be participating in the annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive on April 24- 26. Missouri State Parks will sponsor special activities at the historic site both days and the public is invited to attend.

The Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive is a regional driving tour that includes a stop in Burfordville. Free tours of the mill will be offered Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday noon- 4 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 about the event, contact the site at 573-243-4591. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.