Logo Our Family Tree

State: Missouri, South Central USA, USA, World

Dunklin Pemiscot New Madrid Mississippi Scott Stoddard Cape Girardeau Bollinger Madison Wayne Butler Ripley Carter Reynolds Iron Perry St Genevieve St Francois Washington Crawford Dent Shannon Oregon Howell Texas Phelps Pulaski Maries Miller Laclede Wright Ozark Douglas Webster Dallas Camden Morgan Benton Hickory Polk Greene Christian Taney Stone Barry Lawrence Dade Cedar St Clair Henry Pettis Johnson Lafayette Saline Cooper Moniteau Cole Osage Gasconade Franklin Jefferson St Louis City St Louis St Charles Warren Montgomery Lincoln Pike Ralls Marion Lewis Clark Callaway Boone Audrain Monroe Shelby Knox Scotland Howard Randolph Macon Adair Schuyler Chariton Linn Sullivan Putnam Carroll Livingston Grundy Mercer Ray Caldwell Daviess Harrison Clinton DeKalb Gentry Worth Nodaway Atchison Holt Andrew Buchanan Platte Clay Jackson Cass Bates Vernon Barton Jasper Newton McDonald
Map of Missouri:
MO County Map
People:  0  1–163   164–326   327–489   490–652   816–978   1142–1304   1468–1627 

 

Spotlight: Bollinger Mill/Burfordville — Cape Girardeau Co, MO

Bollinger Mill/Burfordville
 
Bollinger Mill
Maj. George Frederick Bollinger built the first mill here in 1800, on a 640-acre grant from Louis Lorimier, Spanish Commandant of Cape Girardeau district of Upper Louisiana. A German Swiss from North Carolina, Bollinger visited this area 1796, and returned with 20 families. His mill became the largest and best in the district.

The mill, damaged in the Civil War, later rebuilt, operated until 1950, and is now owned by the Cape Girardeau County Historical Society. Bollinger, an outstanding pioneer, militia major in the War of 1812, was a noted legislator in the Territory, and later, State of Missouri.

Burfordville Covered Bridge
Here, where scenic Whitewater river spills over Bollinger Mill dam, stands on of Missouri's few remaining covered bridges. The date, 1860, on east pier marks beginning of construction which, halted by the Civil War, was not completed until 1867. The early settlement here became, in 1870, Burfordville post office, probably named for its first postmaster.

A marvel of wood engineering, with its 140-foot self-supporting span, the bridge was built of yellow poplar by Cape Girardeau contractor Joseph Lansmon. In 1950 the Missouri State Highway Commission restored the bridge.

 
Postage Stamp

Spotlight

Dwight Filley Davis

Dwight Filley Davis

5 JUL 1879born in St Louis City, MO
abt 1900MA, Cambridge, Harvard University
1923-1925USA, Asst Cabinet Secretary
1925-1929USA, Cabinet Secretary
1929-1932Philippines, Governor
1945died in Washington, DC, about age 65.
 Please login or register to leave a comment on this page.
Login or Email:  Password:Don't have a login? Register!Why register?I forgot my login....