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News Release 055

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2014 Volume 42-14-055 

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site participates in Mississippi River Scenic Driving Tour April 26-27

Jefferson City, Mo. - Visitors are encouraged to stop at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville while participating in the annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive on April 26-27. Missouri State Parks will sponsor free activities, including candle dipping demonstrations and self-guided tours of the first and second floors of the mill. Activities at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site will be held during operating hours, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.

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. 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. 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 on the event, 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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