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Michelle Weber, of St. Louis, reels in a trout.


an old general store and grist mill. While most of the property does not have cellphone service, WiFi is avail- able in the restaurant, grist mill club, guest lobby and conference room. Rockbridge has a long history that


dates back to the 1800s. Agroup of families from Marion


County, Ky., set out with three wagons and settled near the present day Hodg- son Mill in Ozark County, Mo. They wanted to establish a new community called Rockbridge. The original town and mill site was located near the con- fluence of Spring and Bryant creeks. Both were later destroyed by fire dur- ing a Civil War battle. In 1868, B.V. Morris, an Ozark pio-


neer, rebuilt the original mill at its present location, as well as a dam. A post office, general store, Masonic Lodge, bank, church, school, black- smith shop and large farmhouse fol- lowed the mill’s reconstruction. The village of Rockbridge was a


bustling community during the latter years of the 19th


century and continued


until the 1930s. But as gasoline power and better roads came along, the need


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Aguest at Rockbridge enjoys a morning of solitude and fishing on Spring Creek.


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