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Bennett Spring Real Photo Postcards


     Bennett Spring State Park, known in its early years as the town of Brice, Missouri, is located 12 miles west of Lebanon.  This is where Harold Bell Wright, soon to be the nation's top-selling novelist, relaxed and fished during the years (1905-1907) he served as pastor of the Lebanon, Missouri Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Bennett Spring plays an important role in Wright's book, The Calling of Dan Matthews.  I have included real photo cards of Brice or Bennett Spring on this page.  Click here to see tinted cards of Bennett Spring.  Bennett is often spelled without the second "t," and Spring is often spelled with a final "s."  Bennett Spring produces about 100 million gallons of water each day.  The river that flows from the spring is a tributary to the Niangua River.

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Bricephoto.JPG (32749 bytes) 1. (This is not a postcard.  It is a photo about the size of a postcard, so I included it.  Shows the Brice Mill.)
brc01.JPG (34298 bytes) 2. "Birds'-Eye View of Brice, Mo.  Manchester Photo" Real Photo, postmarked Sep 18, 1911
bennet05.jpg (53510 bytes) 3. The "Old Water Mill" at Bennett Springs State Park, Brice, Mo.  M6-7 Real photo postcard.  DOPS
bennet03.jpg (73049 bytes) 4. The Old Mill on Spring Branch  Bennett Spring State Park, Mo.  C-18.  Real photo post card. Divided back.  EKC.
brc04.JPG (41187 bytes) 5. "Old Mill Stream, Bennett Springs State Park."  Real Photo card, undivided back, unused, AZO.
Brc03b.JPG (35276 bytes) 6. "Mill, Bennet Spring State Park, Near Lebanon, Mo.,  Strathmann Photo."    Real Photo postcard, undivided back, unused.  AZO
brc05b.JPG (21679 bytes) 7. (No caption, divided back, Real Photo, unused.)  AZO
bennet02.jpg (73951 bytes) 8. The Big Spring at Bennett Spring State Park, MO.   C-14  Real photo postcard. Divided back.  Hand dated on back, 8-10-52
bennet04.jpg (83853 bytes) 9. Rearing Pool   Bennett Springs State Park, Mo.  C-19  Real photo postcard.  Postmarked 1944.
bennet06.jpg (75779 bytes) 10. Old Mill Race on Spring Branch, Bennett Springs State Park, Mo. C-22   EKC  Real Photo Postcard.
bennet07.jpg (48504 bytes) 11. Bennett Tavern Hotel Bennett Spring State Park, Mo.  C-21.  Real Photo postcard.  EKC
bennet10.jpg (60077 bytes) 12. Mill Dam.  Bennet Spring State Park, Near Lebanon, Mo.  Strathmann Photo.  RP Card.  AZO
bennet09.jpg (54556 bytes) 13. Bennet Spring Mill Dam and Hatchery.  Near Lebanon, Mo.  Strathmann Photo.  RP card.  AZO
bennet08.jpg (54685 bytes) 14. Mill Dam and Hatchery.  Bennett's Spring State Park.  Near Lebanon, Mo.  Real photo postcard.  AZO
bennet11.jpg (67566 bytes) 15. Fish Hatchery, Bennet Spring State Park, Near Lebanon, Mo.  Strathmann Photo.  RP card.  AZO
bennet12.jpg (54723 bytes) 16. Scene at Bennett Springs State Park -- Brice, Mo.  M12-7.  RP postcard.  DOPS.
bennet13.jpg (49957 bytes) 17. Swinging Bridge at "Bennet's Spring," Brice, Mo.  Lenz Photos -- 1911.  Real Photo, NOKO
bennet14.jpg (46039 bytes) 18. Bennet Spring State Park, Near Lebanon, Mo.  Strathmann Photo.  17  RP card.  AZO.
bennet15.jpg (52043 bytes) 19. Bennet Spring, Second Largest in the World, Near Lebanon, Mo.  Strathmann Photo.  RP card.  AZO
bennet16.jpg (46889 bytes) 20. Dining Hall, Bennet Spring State Park, Mo.  C-524  EKC.
bennett24.jpg (42399 bytes) 21. Big Ones At Bennett Springs State Park.  C-525.  Courtesy Dave Hadsell.
bennett23.jpg (53916 bytes) 22. Trout Fishing at Bennet Springs, MO.  Courtesy Dave Hadsell.
bennet17.jpg (79865 bytes) 23. Scene at Bennett Springs State Park, Brice, Mo. M4-7.  Real photo postcard.  DOPS
bennet18.jpg (61539 bytes) 24. Bennet Spring State Park, Near Lebanon, Mo.  Strathmann Photo.  RP card  AZO
bennet19.jpg (69532 bytes) 25. The Spring.  Niangua Spring State Park at Brice, Mo. Near Lebanon, Missouri. Lenz Photo.  RP card.  
bennet20.jpg (83653 bytes) 26. The Store at Bennett Spring State Park, Mo.  E-147.  L.L.Cook.  EKC.  RP card.
bennet21.jpg (70189 bytes) 27. The Store,  Bennett Spring State Park, Mo.  L. L. Cook. RP C-20
bennet22.jpg (61068 bytes) 28. Cabins.  Bennett Springs State Park, Mo. F-36.  L. L. Cook,  Real Photo card.  EKC.
bennetcabins.jpg (82427 bytes) 29. Cabins at Bennett Spring State Park, MO C-???  Courtesy Dave Hadsell
bennetonspringbr.jpg (61138 bytes) 30. On Spring Branch, Bennett Spring State Park, MO.  C-518  
bennettbramwells.jpg (58572 bytes) 31. Bramwell's Camp on Highway 64, Bennett Spring.  Courtesy Dave Hadsell
bennettspringbr.jpg (65159 bytes) 32. Spring Branch, Bennett Spring State Park, MO C-17.  Courtesy Dave Hadsell
bennet01.jpg (16606 bytes) 33. This is a snapshot, not a postcard, but I thought it was interesting.
34. View on Bennet's Spring Branch, 12 miles west of Lebanon, Laclede County, Mo. Courtesy Dave Hadsell
35. The Bluff.  Bennett's Spring State Park Near Lebanon, Missouri. Lentz Photos. Courtesy Dave Hadsell
36. Bennett Spring State Park, Mo. 7-E. Courtesy Dave Hadsell
37. The Spring. Bennett Spring State Park, Mo. C-517.  Courtesy Dave Hadsell
38. "Down by the Old Mill Wheel." Bennett Spring State Park, Brice, MO  Courtesy Dave Hadsell
39. "The Bluff Hole" Bennett Spring State Park -- Mo.  Courtesy Dave Hadsell
40. Trout Fishing Bennett Spring State Park, Missouri.  Courtesy Dave Hadsell
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