Haunted Grist Mill and Hotel In Rural Missouri

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The town of Morse Mill, Missouri, was named for industrialist, John H. Morse, who settled in that area in 1847. Mr. Morse, a farmer and miller, came from Massachusetts and settled near the Big River about six miles northwest of Hillsboro.

Old Saw Mill in the Hay day

Old Grist Mill in the Hay day

Here is a Picture That I captured just a few weeks ago. It is still very pretty and Serene there.

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The Dam at Moorse Mill

The Dam at Big River near the Cedar Hill Mill

Old Mill  With someone Taking in the View

Morse was a contractor and builder and also known for building Gravois Road and the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge on Old Lemay Ferry Road. Built in 1872, the bridge still stands and is one of the few covered bridges still existing in Missouri. The bridge has been restored and a marker placed on the south end by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. It is considered an important historic landmark since it provided a necessary link for Jefferson County’s road system.

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In his own era, Morse was a pioneer and developer. He was known to have strong conservative views, he fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, and was later a state senator representing parts of Jefferson and Washington Counties. He did not live to see his little town become a playground for rich tourists as he had envisioned. 
He was also known by his Hotel which now is presumed haunted.

Moorse Mill Haunted House

Moorse Mill Haunted House

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Morse Mill Hotel was built by John H. Morse in the 1870s. The Hotel is a three-story frame house, built of maple and limestone, with a New Orleans-style balcony on the second floor, and a “widow’s walk.” There is an abandoned mill dam down the road on the Big River. Its use as a hotel began sometime in the 1920s, and saw the likes of Al Capone, Charles Lindbergh, Charlie Chaplain, and Jesse James and his gang. However, this is not what gives the Hotel its infamy. No, that would be Bertha Alice Williams Graham Gifford. Bertha Gifford was married to her second husband, Eugene Gifford, and lived her life at the Morse Mill Hotel as a simple housewife during the early 1900s. She loved to cook for people and make candy for children. Unfortunately, she also liked adding arsenic to her recipes. She was accused of murdering 17 people over 20 years, including her first husband, Henry Graham. She was arrested in 1928, had a three-day trial in Union, MO, and was found guilty by reason of insanity. She was committed to the Missouri State Hospital #4, where she died in 1951.

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For more information http://morsemillhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morse-Mill-Haunted-Hotel/211903828849561
http://directoryofstlouis.com/blog/tour-the-haunted-morse-mill-hotel/

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Autumn Colors on a Beautiful Drive

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Well I got to  capture the last of the Autumn Beauty Colors. I took a drive and visited several places. St. Genevieve Mo. Hawn State Park , Pickle Springs, Pickle Creek and Sandy Creek Cover Bridge as well as capturing a few things along the sides of the roads.
I am not ready for Old Man Winter yet,but I do like the beauty of the snow!!!

Along the Country side Road

Along the Country side Road

This is in St.  Genevieve Mo. at a roadside look out.

This is in St. Genevieve Mo. at a roadside look out.

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A capture of this abandoned farm with the wheat field

A capture of this abandoned farm with the wheat field

Pickle Creek Hawn State Park

Pickle Creek Hawn State Park

Beautiful Reflection of Pickle Creek

Beautiful Reflection of Pickle Creek

The Old Dirt  Farm Road

The Old Dirt Farm Road

Sandy Creek Cover Bridge Fall Colors

Sandy Creek Cover Bridge Fall Colors

Reflection Of the Sandy Creek under the Bridge

Reflection Of the Sandy Creek under the Bridge

Reflections

Reflections

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Beautiful Autumn Colors

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I am just so ready for beautiful colors and weather. The Autumn season is my favorite time of the year.

Captured at Brynesmill, Mo. 2012

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Capture at a near by Lake 

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Capture at Washington State Park in Missouri

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This one of my favorite! Artist capturing a Artist on the Old Byrnesville Mill Bridge

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Autumn Colors For You From a 250 FT Old Fire Tower

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Well I had to do it!! I tried 5x tis year to get up it and finally scored !! Yeah! This is a old fire tower close to where I live. It is about 250 feet in the air ugg. I also am going to show you a video of the tower. I did not make this, but I wanted you to see what I did just to capture these photos. I did freak a little ,so I had to hurry I was shaking.

Now here are the beautiful pictures that I captured. I hope you enjoy! I sure did once I was down on the ground and my legs were not shaking. There is some that is not my greatest photography , but still worth it.

Such A Cute Little Girl My Photo Shoot

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Just a Beautiful Day for a Photo Shoot. I love taking photos in a natural way and outdoors.No posing. Kids just acting like kids 🙂


Sun Burst through Autumn Leave

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I am Ready For Falling Leaves

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Old Country Charm in the Ozark Hills

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This is one of my favorite pictures. I just love the colors and how there is nothing around.” Serenity”

 

 

Sodo you see what I see Deer Shape anywhere???

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Little House on the Prairie

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Hiking at the Shaw Nature Reserve in Missouri, I came across this wonderful old ,old home. The foundation and walls are made of just mud. The roof is made of sod. Amazing! That why I called  ” Little House on The Prairie”

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Signs of Autumn Floating

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I thought this was very Unique photo. What are your thoughts?

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The Big River

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This was taken at the Big River at Washington State Park. They have so much to photograph. I really enjoy my days out just enjoying the weather. © Thank you very much for looking. Please like and leave any comments if you enjoy!

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