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Kaufman's Distillery Covered Bridge

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Kaufman's Distillery Covered Bridge
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Manheim, PA 17545
(717) 299-8901

Big Chiques Creek

Located at Lat. 40.148 / Long. -76.41

It was Built in 1857 for $1185, and is one of nine covered bridges known to have been built by James C. Carpenter.  Rebuilt by Elias McMellen in 1874 for $1620.  Kaufman’s Distillery Mill was one of over 130 distilleries in the county in the late 1800s.  Location:  1/4 mile west of Manheim between Rapho and Penn Townships.

Narrative & photo credit: Kenneth W. Collins, author of "Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania"

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