East Portal Looking West
Photo taken October 11, 1988, by Phillip Geller for the Historic American Engineering Record
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BH Photo #123997
I have worked a lot on finding more history about Gould Farm and the Gould Farm Bridge. I have now had published in the Braymer Bee paper and the Advocate Hamiltonian five
articles about the Gould Farm area. I was able to find Ray Rose who was one of Joe and Mary Henkins grandsons. They ran the Gould Farm store for many years. And the real
find was finding the Great great granddaughter of C. L. Gould who ran the store in the beginning. Any one wanting copies of the news papers that the story about Gould Farm was in can call the Advocate, 816-583-2116 Joan Hosman
Enjoyed reading notes about Gould Farm. Spent many great summers there with my grandparents....Joe and Mary Henkins.
The 'clickity, clackity' sound as you went across the brigde is a wonderful memory.
Just a note, my brother Don Rose passed away in November, 2006.
March 10, 2008
I am very familiar with Gould Farm, the store, and the bridge. My mother was Edna Combs. I can remember as a young boy sitting in the store with my maternal grandmother (Freda)and my uncle Lloyd and listening to "gossip" on many evenings. We lived 3/4 mile East of New York School. My friend, Joan Hosman, Cowgill, MO is preparing a newpaper article concerning Gould Farm, and I have been helping her collect information. However, it is hard to come by as so many people have passed away. She is particularly looking for Don Rose, so I was so pleased to see the note from Don. I would ask Don to please e-mail Joan, or myself.
I thought the original truss bridge was replaced by another truss bridge then the concrete bridge was installed. My grandparents, the Henkins, owned the store, post office, cream colledtion, egg collection and ice house, across from the store, at Gouldfarm.