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Burfordville Mill Records
1900-1901  
 
Extent: 1 item
 
Accession Number: 2008.085
 
Abstract:  Records of the milling orders for the Burfordville Mill in Burfordville, Missouri for the years 1900-1901.
 
Processed by:  Esther H. Bohnert, April 2008
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone: (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
 
Citation:  University Ledgers, Records of the Burfordville Mill, 1900-1901, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
Restrictions: None
 
Related Collections:
Bollinger Mill Deed, 1880;
Friend Family Collection, c. 1776-2000;
Houck Letter, Louis, 1885
 
Provenance:  Unknown
 
Historical Note
The Burfordville Mill is a large, four-story stone and brick building located in Burfordville, Missouri just off Missouri Highway 34. In 1971 it received the designation of State Historic Site and is the last in a succession of three mills which were located on this site. This mill, which uses water power to grind grain, represents two hundred years of local history. The present mill, which was built during the Civil War era, is still open to the public and the grinding of corn into corn meal can still be witnessed during their hours of operation. 

Another feature of the Burfordville Mill Historic Site is the covered bridge nearby. It is 140 feet long and crosses the Whitewater River, which provides power for the mill. Its construction began in 1858 and it is the oldest of four remaining covered bridges in Missouri [1]
 
Scope and Content Note
Contains records of milling orders for the Burfordville Mill in Burfordville, Missouri for the years 1900-1901. It lists the names of the customers, dates, and the type of service they want (i.e. Mrs. M. C. Haynes, “To 25# flour” and “To 25# meal).
 
Archivist Note:  Book is marked with the numbers 2032 R, which was how they were originally catalogued in the Archives.
 
Rules or Conventions: Finding aid prepared using DACS

[1] “Burfordville Mill” on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM2CN4).
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