Bollinger Mill

Mill History: From Wikipedia: In 1797, George Frederick Bollinger received a land grant from the Spanish Government and moved with several other families from North Carolina to what is now Burfordville, Missouri.[4] In 1800, Bollinger began building a log dam and mill on the Whitewater River. In 1825, Bollinger rebuilt the mill and dam using limestone. After Bollinger’s death in 1842, his daughterContinue reading “Bollinger Mill”

The Smartest Horse in the World: Beautiful Jim Key

I stumbled across this very unique video today narrated by David Hoffman. The title of the video is “The Smartest Horse in the World” and it has to be one of the most unique stories I’ve ever heard. The story begins with a young slave named William “Bill” King who had a way with horses.Continue reading “The Smartest Horse in the World: Beautiful Jim Key”

Bushwhacker Alf Bolin

The following article was published on the State of the Ozarks online magazine website and written by Tara Wolf. I’ve read many stories, books, documents (and heard tales from many Stone County locals) about the infamous Alf Bolin. To decipher fact from fiction is so difficult these days with there being so many tidbits thatContinue reading “Bushwhacker Alf Bolin”