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. 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”
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Dispelling the Lies and Bringing You the Truth about the Attacks on Cape Girardeau’s Confederate Monument
Sign the petition to save Cape Girardeau, Missouri’s Confederate Monument to the Men of Southeast Missouri Contact Cape Girardeau Mayor Bob Fox General Lyon’s threat to kill every MAN, WOMAN & CHILD rather than work with the state government to maintain peace & neutrality: Planter’s House Hotel Meeting Tuesday June 11, 1861 At the insistenceContinue reading “Dispelling the Lies and Bringing You the Truth about the Attacks on Cape Girardeau’s Confederate Monument”
An Example of a Different Time
The March 14, 1929 Greenville Sun newspaper [Greenville, Missouri] contained a story that would spark outrage by today’s standards. The headline read “Nigger Minstrel Saturday Night” which announced a comedy show which featured “The Black Face Boys” and guaranteed that the performance would make each and every audience member “forget their troubles.”
The Fate of Adam Bollinger
“The State’s Bight of Appeal in Criminal Cases. Where a motion in arrest of judgment in a criminal case has been sustained, and the prisoner ordered discharged, on the ground that at the time of the commission of the offense the defendant was a slave, and as such not liable to punishment.
A Pre-War Predicament in Post-War Fredericktown
“Could being property, like a horse, be any more guilty of killing a slave likewise property, than one horse in killing another horse?”
More Gold in Southeast Missouri
The February 4, 1862 issue of The Daily Missouri Democrat contains information about the discovery of gold in neighboring Madison County, Missouri.
Hypocrisy of the New York Daily Herald
The December 31, 1862 edition of the New York Daily Herald contained much information about the situation in Missouri. Among the reports of guerrilla warfare activities and false reports that the Confederates had retaken Columbus, Kentucky is a report of a minister at a St. Louis Church who was expelled for claiming he was “neutral” on the issue of the war.
More on Will Mayfield College
“Due to hard times in the Mississippi Valley the Will Mayfield College of Marble Hill, Missouri had some hard struggles this last year and there was some doubt in the minds of many as to the future of Will Mayfield.”
More Murder in Bollinger County, Missouri
According to the paper, a man by the last name of Salisbury had went to another farmer’s residence and “cooly called him out”, informing him that he was going to kill him. Salisbury shot the farmer in the leg, demanded he stand back up and delivered a second fatal shot.
The Last of the Moonshiners
The July 13, 1878 St. Louis Globe-Democrat published an article entitled “The Last of the Moonshiners” about John Bollinger, a moonshiner who was over 70 years of age. Bollinger might have been in “advanced age” as the paper describes him, but he still had plenty of fight left in him.