Friday, September 9, 2011

Old-Fashioned Ham & Bean Feed
Saturday, September 17, 2011
It is finally beginning to feel like this summer will end and the weather is delightful.  What better way to welcome the Fall weather than to spend an evening listening to great music while dining on ham, beans, and cornbread!
Join us at Albert E. Brumley & Sons Publishing Co. in Powell, Missouri and share in the following:
  • Ham & Beans, Cornbread, Dessert, & Drink - Donations requested.  Food served beginning at 5:30 pm.  
  • Free Musical Entertainment by Sarah Dunn begins at 6:00 pm.
  • Last chance to buy raffle tickets for our big prize.  The winning ticket will be drawn for a 32" Phillips HDTV during the festivities on the 17th.  
  • Door Prizes
  • Free Parking
Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs, blankets, and enjoy!
Proceeds from this event will go to support the rehab of the Historic Powell Bridge.  If you have any questions please call or email Virginia Hall at 417-435-2394 or 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

National Registry

Members of the Powell Historical Preservation Society couldn't be happier. When the new listings for the National Registry came out, the only bridge listed was the one at Powell, McDonald County, Mo. USA. It is such an honor to be on the Registry. The society, with friends, members, and neighbors have hoped for this. This is the first structure in our county to be listed.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bridge Over Troubled Water

The Powell Bridge is being challenged today after several days of heavy rain. Watch the videos posted here to get the full picture. The area leading up to the bridge is completely impassable and the water is quite dramatic.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

4th Annual Silent Auction

Come join in the fun at the 4th Annual Spring Auction for the Historic Powell Bridge, April 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Bid on some of the great items, buy a delicious baked good, and sign up for the raffle and door prizes. We appreciate, your support of the Grand Ole' Lady of Powell

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Historic Powell Bridge may be placed on National Register

The application form was approved and forwarded on to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington D.C.. This is the first non-archaeological site in McDonald County to be nominated for listing in the National Register and only the second nomination from the county.
Beverly Prentice, of the Powell Historical Preservation Society, spent many hours of research, filling out the nomination forms, along with writing narratives on each major segment.
It will be several weeks before the Keepers of The Bridge will receive word about the nomination.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bonnie and Clyde

Several of the Powell Historical Preservation Board Members spent a memorable afternoon at the Historic Powell Bridge Sunday, March 6, showing the Grand Ole' Lady to Tonya S. Holly and her production crew and telling her the history of our wonderful bridge. Ms. Holly represents the Cypress Moon Production Company and is the writer, producer and director of the upcoming new film "The Story of Bonnie & Clyde." Ms. Holly, Kenny Davis, her assistant producer, and three other assistants drove down from Joplin to view and photograph the bridge and were enchanted with what they saw. Although they had little time to spare from their busy schedule, they were definitely glad they made the trip to "God's Country."
Although Ms. Holly was looking for a bridge closer to Joplin to cut down on filming costs, she was definitely interested in the old Powell Bridge and all of the dirt roads in our area.
We were truly honored by Ms. Holly's interest, whether the filming takes place here or not. She and her crew were absolutely delightful people to talk to.
The McDonald County Newspaper will be doing an article on the Bridge and this topic the week of March 17. Please watch for it!

Monday, February 21, 2011

P.H.P.S. Meeting

The Powell Historical Preservation Society will be having a Bi-Monthly meeting
February 21, 2011 7:00 P.M.
Location at: Brumley Publishing Co. At the Brumley Publishing Co. Powell, Mo.
All are Welcome

Tuesday, February 8, 2011