This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of August 3, 2015-August 9, 2015

August 7- I-44 Shootout Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull
What: Truck and tractor pull
Where: Jeremiah Brackett Pulling Track, Richland
When: 7 pm
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: Amanda Pemberton- 417.533.4100

August 8- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

August 8- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

August 8- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

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Ingress Mission Spotlight: Hidden History- Waynesville, MO

Ingress agents already know that Pulaski County is road trip country! The area also has several missions that will make Ingress Mission junkies happy! This week we shine the spotlight on “Hidden History, Waynesville, MO” created by Resistance Agent Ancell.

This mission tours some of Waynesville’s historical sites. The portal descriptions uncover hidden tales and legends of the downtown area & vicinity. You can complete the waypoints in any order.

Hidden History- Waynesville, MO Ingress Mission screenshot

Hidden History- Waynesville, MO Ingress Mission screenshot

For more hidden history in Waynesville visit the Trail of Tears interpretive walking trail. The Waynesville Walking Tour brochure features vintage images and can be found at many downtown businesses or at the Pulaski County Visitors Center in Saint Robert.

It’s time to move!

Waynesville Water Tower- Just east of this water tower was the Waynesville Memorial Airport. The facility was dedicated October, 1948.

Waynesville's Airport was dedicated October, 1948. Image contributed by Terry & Jan Primas and the Old Stagecoach Stop.

Waynesville’s Airport was dedicated October, 1948. Image contributed by Terry & Jan Primas and the Old Stagecoach Stop.

Frog Rock- A Route 66 icon, Frog Rock has greeted travelers to Waynesville since 1996. The frog was sculpted by tattoo artist Phil Nelson after the large boulder was left behind by MODOT after a highway widening project. Croaker’s “birthday” is celebrated each October during Frogtoberfest in Waynesville City Park.

Frog Rock in Waynesville is a #PortalGem. Photo by Cat Spencer.

Frog Rock in Waynesville is a #PortalGem. Photo by Cat Spencer.

Blue Star Memorial- Erected by Planters Garden Club, Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, and the City of Waynesville in 2006 as a tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America.

Photo by Laura Huffman.

Photo by Laura Huffman.

Old Stagecoach StopBuilt of logs in pioneer days, used as a stage coach stop and a tavern of rest for weary travelers westward bound. In 1862 the building was commandeered by the Union Forces and used as a hospital for the duration of the Civil War. After the war ended, it was remodeled and again served as a hotel for another half century.

Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO is an Ingress portal. Photo by Terry Primas.

Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO is an Ingress portal. Photo by Terry Primas.

Pulaski County Museum Pulaski County’s fourth courthouse was constructed in 1903-1904. The bricks were fired at a kiln in what is now Roubidoux Park. The building was designed by Henry H. Hohenschild and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of only two remaining period courthouses on Route 66 in Missouri. Today it operates as the Pulaski County Museum.

Pulaski County Museum on the Square in Waynesville, Missouri. Image by Laura Huffman

Pulaski County Museum on the Square in Waynesville, Missouri. Image by Laura Huffman

Bloodland Methodist Church Bell- Bloodland Methodist Church was organized in the late 1800’s on land that is now occupied by Fort Leonard Wood. Many Bloodland families attended the church and are buried in its cemetery. The church was razed and the cemetery is maintained by Fort Leonard Wood.

Bloodland United Methodist Church Bell has been relocated to the Waynesville Square.

Bloodland United Methodist Church Bell has been relocated to the Waynesville Square. Image via waymarking.com- Queen’s Blessing

Howitzer Cannon Memorial- This cannon made its return as a fixture on the Square in 2010. Many years ago the cannon was removed by a group of local boys as part of a Halloween prank. The cannon was recovered by Luther Thomas and it “guarded” the entrance to Old Farm Estates for many years. The cannon was re-dedicated to the Citizens of Pulaski County by members of the Thomas family.

World War I Cannon on Waynesville Square. Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

World War I Cannon on Waynesville Square. Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Korean Baptist Church- Formerly the Waynesville United Methodist Church, this building was built in 1945. The first Methodist Church on this site was built in 1887.

The Korean Baptist Church in Waynesville, Missouri formerly was the home of the Waynesville United Methodist Church. Image via Google.

The Korean Baptist Church in Waynesville, Missouri formerly was the home of the Waynesville United Methodist Church. Image via Google.

Totem Pole of Roubidoux Park- A gift from the Pulaski County Woodcarving Club circa 1985.

Totem pole in Roubidoux Park. This work of art was created by members of a local woodcarving club in the late 1980's. Image by Laura Huffman.

Totem pole in Roubidoux Park. This work of art was created by members of a local woodcarving club in the late 1980’s. Image by Laura Huffman.

Welcome To Roubidoux Park- The bricks for the 1903 Courthouse were fired in a kiln located on the grounds of what is now Roubidoux Park.

Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, Missouri. Image by Laura Huffman.

Roubidoux Park in Waynesville, Missouri. Image by Laura Huffman.

First Baptist Church of Waynesville- Baptist churches were among the earliest to be established in the Waynesville area. This church was organized in 1880, and the first building, a log structure, was located at this site in 1887. The stone structure housing the fellowship hall was built in 1936.

First Baptist Church of Waynesville by Mark Armstrong.

First Baptist Church of Waynesville by Mark Armstrong.

Waynesville Post Office- Established as early as 1826 Waynesville Post Office is the longest continually operated post office in Pulaski County. Named for Revolutionary War hero Anthony Wayne.

Waynesville Motor Vehicle & License Office- Located on the site of the former Victory Pub. Victory Pub was established by Greek immigrant George Morris in 1942. The pub was beloved by neighboring Fort Leonard Wood soldiers and Route 66 travelers for almost 70 years before being demolished in 2011 to make way for the DMV building.

Waynesville Fort- June 7, 1862, Union Forces (the 13th Missouri Militia) under Col. Sigel, marched into Waynesville. They assumed control of several Counties and built a Fort here on this spot overlooking the town, to guard the road and telegraph wires between St. Louis and Springfield, supply route to the Army of the West, for the duration of the Civil War.

Fort Waynesville Historical Marker

Fort Waynesville Historical Marker

Roy Laughlin Park- Roy Laughlin’s family roots in Pulaski County began circa 1851. The original homestead was located near Cedar Hill Cemetery on what is now Fort Leonard Wood. Roy, Nell, and family were one of the last families forced out of their land to make way for the new Army base. This park was gifted by Roy from the parcel that he purchased when he relocated in the early 1940’s.

Roy Laughlin Park in Waynesville, Missouri. Image by Laura Huffman.

Roy Laughlin Park in Waynesville, Missouri. Image by Laura Huffman.

Roubidoux Creek- This area was part of Pippin Place, a well known vacation spot. The lodge opened in 1914 and operated well into the 1960’s. Pippin Place was included in the influential “Duncan Hines Vacation Guide” and was considered the grand resort of the Ozarks.

Roubidoux Creek Conservation Area. Image by Laura Huffman.

Roubidoux Creek Conservation Area. Image by Laura Huffman.

Steve’s Place Mural- Relax with a cold beverage to celebrate your new mission badge!

Steve's Place on Route 66 in Waynesville, Missouri. Image by Laura Huffman.

Steve’s Place on Route 66 in Waynesville, Missouri. Image by Laura Huffman.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of July 27, 2015-August 2, 2015

August 1- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

August 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

August 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

August 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House are offered year round. Reservations fill up quickly!

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House are offered year round. Reservations fill up quickly!

August 2- Derby On The Homefront
What: Pulaski County’s roller derby team, Wildwood Rollers, appear in their first home bout.
Where: Comfort Inn, 103 St. Robert Blvd., Saint Robert
When: Whistle blows at 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE admission. Food, drinks, & merchandise available for purchase
Contact: Kay “The Vixenator” Shea (Wild Wood Rollers)- 219.576.3852
*Please bring your own chair for seating

August 2 Derby On The Homefront

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Events for the week of July 20, 2015-July 26, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
86th Engineer Reunion
Waynesville High School All Class Reunion

July 25- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

July 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO. Photo by Terry Primas.

Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO. Photo by Terry Primas.

July 25 & 26- Old Settlers Day Rendezvous
What: Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Rendezvous- camping and pot luck banquet
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Camp setup anytime after 20 July
Cost: Vendor Fee $20 plus shoot prize, Camper Fee $10 allows blanket sales
Contact: Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders (Bob Stormer)- 636.734.2693

July 25_26 Old Settlers Rendezvous

July 25- Old Settlers Day
What: Festival celebrating area pioneers and settlers. Vendors, family activities.
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 10 am- 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644

Old Settlers Day

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Events for the week of July 13, 2015-July 19, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
July 13-17: National Speleological Society 2015 Convention

National Speleological Society Convention will be held July 13-17, 2015 in Waynesville, Missouri.

National Speleological Society Convention will be held July 13-17, 2015 in Waynesville, Missouri.

July 14: Carthage Skate Team

July 14- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 5-8 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

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July 14- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 5-7 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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July 14- Frisco Depot Museum
What: A unique look into the railroading history & culture of the region
Where: 10th Street, Crocker
When: 6-8 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Crocker City Hall (Mayor James Morgan)- 573.736.5327

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July 14- BYOL Headlamp Tours 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 7-9 pm
Cost: $2 donation
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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July 16- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 5-8 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

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July 16- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 5-8 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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July 16- Frisco Depot Museum
What: A unique look into the railroading history & culture of the region
Where: 10th Street, Crocker
When: 6-8 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Crocker City Hall (Mayor James Morgan)- 573.736.5327

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July 17- PCSW Farmers Market at Fort Leonard Wood
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: MWR Rec Plex, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 4:30-8:30 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Samantha Kramer (Market Manager)- 573.765.2500

July 18- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

July 18- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

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July 18- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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Events for the week of July 6, 2015-July 12, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
National Speleological Society 2015 Convention

July 11- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

July 11- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

July 11- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

July 11- Music In The Park
What: Dedication ceremony for Roubidoux Park Bandstand featuring members of 399th Army Band
Where: Roubidoux Park, Waynesville
When: 1-3 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: City of Waynesville- 573.774.6171

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July 13-17, 2015
Waynesville, MO
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National Speleological Society Convention will be held July 13-17, 2015 in Waynesville, Missouri.

National Speleological Society Convention will be held July 13-17, 2015 in Waynesville, Missouri.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of June 29, 2015-July 5, 2015

July 4- These Colors Don’t Run 5K
What: Color run
Where: Davidson Fitness Center, Fort Leonard Wood
When: Registration begin at 7 am, Race begins at 8 am
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of
Contact: Danny Howell- 573.596.4359

These Colors Don't Run 5K on Fort Leonard Wood July 4th!

These Colors Don’t Run 5K on Fort Leonard Wood July 4th!

July 4- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

July 4- Buckhorn Blast
What: Poker Run, Games for kids, camping, music, food, drink, fireworks.
Where: Pulaski County- Ft. Wood Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: Poker Run signup 8 am- Noon, campground activities begin at Noon
Cost: Poker Run $15 per person, $25 couple. Campground activities $5 per person, under 12 FREE
Contact: Freedom Of The Road Riders Local 28- 573.528.1528

Buckhorn Blast July 4th!

Buckhorn Blast July 4th!

July 4- Independence Day Celebration
What: Car show, petting zoo, pony rides, disc dogs, 399th Army Band, Classic Rock Experience, fireworks
Where: Gammon Field, Fort Leonard Wood
When: Festivities begin at 3 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: 573.596.6913

July 4 Car Show

Independence Day Celebration on Fort Leonard Wood July 4th. Open to the public!

Independence Day Celebration on Fort Leonard Wood July 4th. Open to the public!

Home to the 2015 National Speleological Society Convention

#NSS2015
July 13-17, 2015
Waynesville, MO
nss2015.caves.org

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A Featured Destination in FIREBALL RUN: America’s Frontier
Premiering Summer 2015

FIREBALL RUN: America's Frontier premiers in its entirety Summer 2015.

FIREBALL RUN: America’s Frontier premiers in its entirety Summer 2015.