This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 18-March 24, 2019)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 18-March 24, 2019)

March 22 & 23- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “12 Angry Men”
What: Theater production
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Box office opens at 7:00, Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-842-7278
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiFineArts

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)

March 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
What: Taste from galactic dishes offered by local restaurants and bid on stellar baskets during the auction.
Where: The ARK Community & Sports Center, 25625 Highway 17, Waynesville
When: 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573-336-5121
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Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23

Looking Ahead:

March 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 30- Circus Harmony Performance, Laquey
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-American Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Volkslauf 10K Mud Run, Fort Leonard Wood

Volkslauf 2019 (1)
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Faor 2019
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 15- Freedom Fest, Waynesville

Freedom Fest 2019 (1) (1)
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair 2019 (1)
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 26 & 27- Schwagstock 48, Waynesville

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville

Haunted River Float 2019 (1)
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “Harvey,” Waynesville

PFAA presents Harvey (1) Final
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville

September 7_8 Bronzefest
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 4 & 5- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “A Gift to Remember,” Waynesville
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 11-March 17, 2019)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 11-March 17, 2019)

March 15, 16, & 17- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “12 Angry Men”
What: Theater production
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Box office opens at 7:00, Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee curtain at 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-842-7278
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiFineArts/

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)

March 16- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

Looking Ahead:

March 22 & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
March 23 & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Waynesville

Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23
March 30- Circus Harmony Performance, Laquey
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-American Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Volkslauf 10K Mud Run, Fort Leonard Wood

Volkslauf 2019 (1)
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Faor 2019
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 15- Freedom Fest, Waynesville

Freedom Fest 2019 (1) (1)
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair 2019 (1)
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 26 & 27- Schwagstock 48, Waynesville

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville

Haunted River Float 2019 (1)
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “Harvey,” Waynesville

PFAA presents Harvey (1) Final
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 4 & 5- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “A Gift to Remember,” Waynesville
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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Casimir Pulaski Birthday Celebration Wrap-Up

Happy Birthday Casimir!

On Monday, March 4th, 2019 Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center celebrated the 274th birthday of Casimir Pulaski, Revolutionary War hero and namesake of Pulaski County, Missouri. The City of Waynesville issued a proclamation decreeing the day as Casimir Pulaski Day.

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Waynesville City Councilman Clarence Liberty presents Pulaski County Tourism Bureau Executive Director Beth Wiles the City of Waynesville’s proclamation decreeing Monday, March 4th, 2019 Casimir Pulaski Day in Waynesville, Missouri.

PCTB began incorporating a re-imagined depiction of Casimir Pulaski into their social media channels January 4, 2019. Casimir 2.0 brings a face to PCTB’s digital marketing efforts and brings Pulaski into the minds of residents and to those visiting our county.

American Revolutionary War Hero Casimir Pulaski (left) and reimagined Casimir 2.0 (right)

American Revolutionary War Hero Casimir Pulaski (left) and reimagined Casimir 2.0 (right)

To honor Pulaski further the organization began a new annual tradition of hosting an open house on the first Monday in March to celebrate Pulaski’s birthday. The annual open house also gives Pulaski County residents a festive opportunity to get to know PCTB, engage with tourism-related business owners, learn how tourism drives Pulaski County’s economy, and, perhaps, even discover area attractions they may have been unaware of before.

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Scavenger Hunt clues were placed throughout the Visitors Center- including the Pulaski County room!

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Check out these videos of our partners and community leaders who stopped by during the celebration!

In addition to birthday cake, punch, and coffee, party-goers who participated in the scavenger hunt were rewarded with an extra ticket for a chance to win one of multiple door prizes. The scavenger hunt aided attendees in learning:

• Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is a nonprofit organization that is funded by a 3% lodging tax. This funding is used for the sole purpose of marketing Pulaski County as a tourist destination.

• PCTB markets Pulaski County through media and film, targeted banner ads, print and online publications, radio, billboards, social media, tradeshows, marketplace events, and speaking engagements. The Bureau also produces and distributes an annual Visitors Guide, and brochures such as the popular Historic Driving Tours and Waynesville Walking Tour.

• PCTB markets the county as a tourist destination to history & culture travelers, military graduation families, Route 66 enthusiasts, leisure travelers, specialty groups (Big BAM, National Speleological Society, etc.), motor coach companies (including church and bank groups), and reunion groups- including military, family, and alumni associations.

• Tourism in Pulaski County impacts a diverse array of local businesses including restaurants and nightlife, indoor and outdoor recreation, shopping and personal services, RV parks and campgrounds, hotels, motels, cabins, vacation homes, bed & breakfasts, and transportation providers. Tourists, travelers, and visitors spend over $75 million in Pulaski County annually. Tourism also indirectly impacts revenue in the county by employing over 2,600 residents who spend over $55 million in payroll.

The event also incorporated an online silent auction to benefit Saint Robert’s future Neon Park. The Neon Park will be located within George M. Reed Roadside Park, which is one of only two remaining roadside parks on Route 66 in Missouri. The Neon Park will feature restored classic neon signs- iconic pieces of vintage Americana, that have been rescued from the Mother Road and lovingly brought back to life. The Neon Park will be a game-changer for Pulaski County by enticing Route 66 travelers to eat, stay, and play after the signs are lit each evening. The Neon Park is spearheaded by Pulaski County Route 66 Preservation. Auction items are available for bid through Noon March 18th, 2019 and can be viewed here: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/route-66-neon-park-silent-auction-7271. For corporate and business sponsorship opportunities contact Beth Wiles at info@route66preservation.org.

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Door prizes were generously furnished by Cellar 66 Restaurant & Wine Bar, City of Waynesville and Cookiez By Nourish & Nurse, LLC. Door prize winners were Twyla Cordry, Ronda Cortesini, Ezra Murray, & Laura Schoephorster!

The entire staff at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center thanks the community for celebrating Casimir Pulaski with us and we look forward to seeing you again March 2nd, 2020 for Casimir’s 275th birthday party!

Further reading:
History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Casimir Pulaski
Introducing Casimir 2.0
Route 66 Neon Park Proposed in Saint Robert, Missouri

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 4-March 10, 2019)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 4-March 10, 2019)

March 3- Casimir Pulaski Birthday Celebration
What: Celebration of Pulaski County’s namesake’s 274th birthday! Cake, coffee, door prizes, scavenger hunt, and online auction to benefit St. Robert’s future Neon Park.
Where: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Saint Robert
When: Drop-in between 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau (Katie Dreadfulwater)- 573-336-6355
https://www.facebook.com/events/324730375051544

Happy Birthday Casimir!

March 8 & 9- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “12 Angry Men”
What: Theater production
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Box office opens at 7:00, Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-842-7278
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiFineArts

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)

March 9- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

Looking Ahead:

March 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
March 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Waynesville

Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-American Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Faor 2019
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Freedom Fest, Waynesville

Freedom Fest 2019 (1) (1)
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair 2019 (1)
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 26 & 27- Schwagstock 48, Waynesville

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “Harvey,” Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 4 & 5- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “A Gift to Remember,” Waynesville
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA
Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 25-March 3, 2019)

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March 2- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Downtown Waynesville
When: Investigation starts at dusk. Call for exact start time.
Cost: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573-528-2149
https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House Tagged

Looking Ahead:

March 4- Casimir Pulaski Birthday Celebration, Saint Robert

Happy Birthday Casimir!
March 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)
March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Waynesville

Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-American Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair 2019 (1)
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 26 & 27- Schwagstock 48, Waynesville

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “Harvey,” Waynesville

PFAA presents Harvey (1) Final
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville

September 7_8 Bronzefest
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “A Gift to Remember,” Waynesville
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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Saint Robert’s Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial

By Laura Huffman

As any soldier, sailor, airman, or marine will relate, a USO sign is a welcome sight. Pulaski County historian Terry Primas summarizes in his 2005 Old Settlers Gazette article that the familiar logo is a “beacon of comfort” for service members and their families and it continues to “signal support for men and women in service to their country.”

Primas writes:

“Local communities found the USO to be their avenue for participation in the war effort during World War II. U.S. troop strength grew from 50,000 in 1940 to 12 million in 1944. USO clubs sprang up in more than 3,000 communities, as the centers became a ‘Home Away from Home.’ The clubs were volunteer driven and by the end of WWII, more than 1.5 million citizens had served doughnuts and coffee, helped write letters, danced, or simply talked to lonely GIs.”

Waynesville, Missouri had a front row seat to the massive buildup of troop strength in the days leading up to and during the duration of World War II. The Seventh Corps division had located a large military training installation just two miles southeast (as the crow flies) from the courthouse on the town’s public square.

The influx of soldiers into the rural farming community quickly revealed a need for recreation for the men stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. According to Primas:

“A campaign to establish the USO in the Fort Leonard Wood area began in March of 1941. As the military was still segregated, plans called for separate clubs for White and ‘Colored’ soldiers. Space for a Service Center for white soldiers was secured in the Knights of Pythias Hall in Rolla. In August of 1941, Ruth Chambers, Y.W.C.A. Director of Fort Leonard Wood Area, and Sara Long, Negro U.S.O. Director, attempted to establish a Negro club in Rolla. However, no landlord would rent them space for a colored club. Mrs. Long relocated to Lebanon where she established a club in a tent about a mile east of town. Subsequently, land was purchased in Old Town in Lebanon and the government erected a building for the Negro club. It was the first U.S.O. building dedicated in the area. The following year, a Negro club was built in Rolla and operated by the National Catholic Community Service.”

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

At Waynesville, the new U.S.O. building for whites was dedicated March 7, 1942. Primas recounts Mrs. Chambers description:

“a beautiful California type building—a new building, stucco, all one floor. The main lobby is two stories high with a penthouse, which was originally designated as the Jewish wing.”

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

The next day, March 8, 1942, Sterling Chavis (director of the club), Post Commander LTC. F.H.L. Ryder and others dedicated the U.S.O. Club for colored soldiers just outside the main gate of Fort Leonard Wood in unincorporated Pulaski County. No descriptions of the club have been located thus far. It is known that the location of the club and the building became Chimney Trailer Park and then later Chimney Pawn & Gun after Earl Livingston purchased it in 1951. Primas reports that the building was subsequently torn down and Mr. Carney, of Rolla, salvaged building materials to use in the construction of the Manor Inn.

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

For almost six decades the lonely remaining chimney marked the former location of the Colored U.S.O. Club. After Earl Livingston passed away in 1980 and after the death of Earl’s son, James R. Livingston in 1996, the chimney was donated to the City of Saint Robert. In an effort spearheaded by (then) St. Robert Mayor George Sanders the chimney was dismantled November 2009 and placed in storage to be reassembled at another location. George Sanders died in 2016, before the project was completed.

Original location photo by Laura Abernathy Huffman October 2009

This view of the chimney in its original location was captured by Laura Huffman October 2009. The approximate coordinates are 37.799113, -92.138011.

However, his vision was carried out by St. Robert Historical Preservation Committee. July 11, 2017 a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future home of the reassembled chimney. Dr. Charles Slider, Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman, Saint Robert Mayor George Lauritson, Kevin Curtis, Frank Aterbert, Julius Nutter, Representative Steve Lynch and Walter Reese each turned a shovel of dirt for the observance. Work progressed and the chimney was reconstructed using its original bricks. Reassembly of the chimney was completed, and a dedication was held October 19, 2018.

The Ground Breaking ceremony was held July 11, 2017. Image by, and courtesy of, Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce.

The Ground Breaking ceremony was held July 11, 2017. Image by, and courtesy of, Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce.

 

Rendering of the Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial in Saint Robert, Missouri upon completion.

Rendering of the Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial in Saint Robert, Missouri upon completion.

Today, the chimney is a daily reminder of the United States military’s segregated past and a tribute to the African-American soldiers who endured segregation while in service to their country. President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in the military July 26, 1948.

Completed Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial on Missouri Boulevard in Saint Robert, Missouri. Image by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Completed Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial on Missouri Boulevard in Saint Robert, Missouri. Image by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

 

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Frank H. Wielandy

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Frank H. Wielandy, the “Father of Missouri State Parks,” owned and named Blue Jay Farm, now a rustic resort, near Dixon in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Blue Jay School Crayons

1. In 1928 Wielandy conducted an unsuccessful Republican primary campaign for Missouri Governor.

2. Wielandy was Missouri Fish & Game Commissioner under Governor Arthur M. Hyde.

3. Wielandy was known as the Father of the Missouri State Park System.

4. Wielandy was a charter member of Coldwater Outing and Game Preserve near Clearwater, Missouri, in Ste. Genevieve county.

5. During the 1920s, while scouting for Missouri State Park sites, Wielandy visited a location near Dixon in Pulaski County. Wielandy became so enamored with the property that he and his brother, Paul, purchased the 360-acre property for themselves. Frank and Paul were also co-owners of Blackwell-Wielandy Book & Stationary Company. They named the property Blue Jay Farm in honor of their well-known Blue Jay writing tablets, pens, pencils, & crayons.

Sources:

The West Plains Journal (West Plains, Missouri) 19 July 1928
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 1 July 1958
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 23 February 1968
https://thelocaltourist.com/blue-jay-farm

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts is an occasional series of interesting facts regarding namesakes and historical figures in Pulaski County, Missouri.