June 22, 2011

The Volunteer giving us walk instructions is Missy McBride, president of Clay-Platte Trackers of Kansas City, MO.

Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge was built in 1870 by Eli Cox, the Cutler-Donahoe bridge is 79 feet in length and features a pitched roof. Originally located over the North River near Bevington, it was moved to its present site in Winterset's City Park in 1970 and was renovated in 1997.

Ed inside the bridge.

Stone bridge used in the movie, "Bridges of Madison County".

Deborah, David, Carol and Ed.

Rock work looks like CCC.

Proceeding uphill.
Climbing Clark Tower. volksmarchers

Looking back.

Should have left the camera with Ed! He could have taken our picture on top of the tower since he didn't climb up.

View of valley from atop the tower.

Cabin built in 1852. Rebuilt in 1917, restored 1972, and again in 1986.

Stone dedicated to the Delicious Apple, developed here by Jesse Hiatt

Carol and I at John Wayne's birthplace. He was born Marion Robert Morrison in 1907 and began life in this modest home.

Ed, Carol and I at bronze statue of John Wayne.

Just a nice pretty house.

Coming and going from Madison County Historical Complex.

Carol, Anna, Beverly, Carol, Arlene and Me.

Looking back at the hill.

Two Clematis Vines

SWRD: Bill Hamilton

Winterset City Hall.

Madison County Courthouse being repaired.

Northside Cafe was also used in the movie "Bridges of Madison County."

Carol on the stool Clint Eastwood sat on in the movie.

After the walk we drove out to Roseman Covered Bridge. It was built in 1883 by Benton Jones. It is 107 feet in length and sits in its original location. Roseman was renovated in 1992. In Robert James Waller's novel, The Bridges of Madison County, and the movie of the same name, Roseman is the bridge Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood) seeks when he stops at Francesca Johnson's (Meryl Streep) home for directions; it is also where Francesca leaves her note inviting him to dinner.

Passing back thru town we spotted Clay (TVA President) on the trail.