Bollinger Mill

Molly had a few days off for Spring Break. She wanted to go to Bollinger Mill. So, off we went. Base of operations was Cape Girardeau. After checking in to our motel, we went to the mill to ‘scout’ the photo opportunities for the next day. We had driven in and out of rain all day and our scouting mission was not any different. In fact, we didn’t get sunshine until the morning we were leaving the area.

Bollinger Mill State Historic site also has a covered bridge, which really was the reason we went. Molly had photographed 2 of the 4 covered bridges in Missouri and this would be #3. With the heavy rain, the normal mill pond was very high and the normal waterfall the dam makes possible was essentially non-existent.

We also took the tour of the mill and the history behind the location as well as the machinery was quite interesting. Big post and beam construction held the heavy milling machinery on 4 floors.

Molly wants to get the mill pond and waterfall in her pictures so it looks like we will have to schedule a return trip this summer.

Here are a few of her photos.

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