love going to caplinger mills,as i spent a lot of my chilhood on sac river camping and fishing.helped refloor the bridge when i was in my teens.my grandma owned a farm about 4 miles down the sac.good ice cream from ray gannaway.i went some of my early grade school at caplinger.my pop worked at the mill.i'm 73 now and have wonderful memories from that area.most important place to me..
What a thrill to see the old bridge; dam and grist mill site of my 4th Great Grandfather, Robert Williams and his sons Robert and John Garret Williams who built the original grist mill and dam at this location. Because of illness, they sold the grist mill to the Caplingers from Tennessee and it took on their name. The Williams/Caplinger Mill was burned during the Civil War and rebuilt. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places in Missouri.