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Blog With Few Words: Low water at Old AppletonPosted Sunday, August 12, 2012, at 10:44 AM
If there's a silver lining to this summer's exceptional drought and heat wave, it's the opportunity to go places that are usually covered in water. Take, for example, the area underneath the vintage 1879 iron bridge at Old Appleton, Missouri. This bridge usually crosses a deep pool of water held back by the old mill dam on Apple Creek. Now the pool has shriveled in size, leaving the dam high and dry. The remaining creek water is being diverted through the mill race. This is bad news for people that like to swim here, but it does provide the chance to poke around and explore this historic site.
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