Auchumpkee Creek Covered Bridge - April 1998

This photograph was taken by Mrs. Barbara Anne Helms Raines (Mrs. Rosser Raines) in April of 1998 after the complete restoration of the bridge. Mr. Raines related to us that the timber for the original covered bridge was harvested from his great grandfather's (W. J. McMichael) land; his farm was adjacent to the bridge site.

Mr. McMichael married Martha Agnes Rosser. The Raines family farmed the land a short distance below the bridge site and the two families (Raines and McMichael) intermarried.

This photograph was taken by Dr. Edwin Cliburn in April of 1998 showing a different perspective. Notice that clean-up of the area of construction materials was still taking place.

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