History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Anthony Wayne

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Waynesville, Missouri is named in honor of American Revolutionary War hero Anthony Wayne.

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1. Wayne once requested his own court martial proceedings- to clear his name. After due consideration, the court unanimously decided that Wayne “did every duty that could be expected from an active, brave and vigilant officer, under the orders which he then had. The Court do acquit him with the highest honor.” Washington heartily approved the verdict.
2. Brigadier General “Mad” Anthony Wayne commanded his troops in a daring nighttime assault at Stony Point, New York. The British were soundly defeated, and the American victory boosted the Continental Army’s morale.
3. Wayne is remembered for stating “Issue the orders Sir, and I will storm hell.”
4. In 1882 the monument at Wayne’s second burial spot at Radnor, Pennsylvania was defaced by relic hunters- a “decided nuisance.”
5. Wayne was first buried near the place of his death at Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1809 his son decided to have him reburied closer to the old homestead in Eastern Pennsylvania and directed a physician to complete the task. On opening the grave, the body was found in “a good state of preservation.” Concerned about decay during the return trip, the doctor, who was expecting to find only a pile of bones in the coffin, boiled the body parts until only the skeletal remains remained. The physician then reburied the knives, the iron kettle, and the fleshy remains in the original burial spot. He then returned to Radnor, PA to rebury the bones at the new grave. A newspaper article relaying the story reported “So General Anthony Wayne is honored with a twofold burial, his flesh in Erie and his bones in Eastern Pennsylvania.” Oral history also tells that not all the hero’s bones made it to their final resting place in Radnor- some bouncing out along the way. Legend recounts that the ghost of Mad Anthony Wayne travels the old road between the two points looking for his lost bones.

Sources:

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/wayne.html
St. Joseph Weekly Herald (St. Joseph, Missouri) 13 July 1882
The Weston Democrat (Weston, West Virginia) 23 October 1880
https://www.historyisfun.org/blog/mad-anthony-waynes-bones

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

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (April 9-April 15, 2018)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (April 9-April 15, 2018)

April 13 & 14- Sportsman’s Gun Show
What: Two days of buying, selling, & trading. Car show on Saturday.
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Friday: Noon until 6:00 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 admission.
Contact: The Barn (Bill Johnson)- 573.433.9370
http://thebakerband.com

April 14- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on 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
http://www.route66courthouse.com

not all those who wander COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

April 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

not all those who wander OLD STAGECOACH STOP

Looking Ahead:

April 19, 20, 21, & 22- The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Waynesville
April 21 & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 21 & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 28- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
April 28- Women’s Concealed Carry Expo, Saint Robert
April 28- Fine Arts in the Park, Waynesville

Fine Arts in the Park
May 5, 12, 19, & 26- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 5, 12, 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 19- Vintage Market Day, Dixon

May 19 Vintage Market Day
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
June 16- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville

Adobe Spark Big BAM Yellow Bike
June 22 through 24- Cave State Cruisers, Waynesville

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

June 27 30 Tri-County Fair
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Waynesville's Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Waynesville’s Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days September 14_15
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville
September 28 & 29- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 6ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Frogtober Fest, Waynesville
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

Nasty Pulaski (1)
October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

Frog Hill Half
October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

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

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History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Casimir Pulaski

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Pulaski County, Missouri is named in honor of Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski, more commonly known as Casimir Pulaski.

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  1. Pulaski saved George Washington’s life during the Battle of Brandywine. The battle was Pulaski’s very first engagement with the British.
  2. The cornerstone of the Casimir Pulaski monument in Savannah, Georgia was laid by General Marquis de Lafayette in 1825.
  3. In 2009, 230 years after his death, Congress and President Obama proclaimed Pulaski an honorary United States citizen.
  4. The annual Pulaski Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City has been a tradition for 80 years, beginning in 1937.
  5. Pulaski is often recognized as the “Father of the American Cavalry.”

Sources:
https://www.congress.gov/111/plaws/publ94/PLAW-111publ94.htm
http://www.pulaskiparade.org/
https://www.nps.gov/fopu/learn/historyculture/casimir-pulaski.htm

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

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (April 2-April 8, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (April 2-April 8, 2018)

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April 7- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on 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
http://www.route66courthouse.com

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

April 7- 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 on 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 (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

Waynesville's Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Waynesville’s Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

April 7- 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
https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

Looking Ahead:

April 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 13 & 14- Sportsman’s Gun Show, Dixon
April 19, 20, 21, & 22- The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Waynesville
April 28- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
April 28- Women’s Concealed Carry Expo, Saint Robert
April 28- Fine Arts in the Park, Waynesville
May 5, 12, 19, & 26- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 5, 12, 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 19- Vintage Market Day, Dixon
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 2Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 16- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville

Adobe Spark Big BAM Yellow Bike
June 22 through 24- Cave State Cruisers, Waynesville

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

June 27 30 Tri-County Fair
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

not all those who wander COURTHOUSE MUSEUM
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

not all those who wander OLD STAGECOACH STOP
August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days September 14_15
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

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Pulaski County, MO set to host 2018 River Bassin’ National Championship

September 28 & 29- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations are held at the historic Talbot House in Waynesville every Saturday evening during September & October.

Paranormal Investigations are held at the historic Talbot House in Waynesville every Saturday evening during September & October.

October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Frogtober Fest, Waynesville
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

Nasty Pulaski (1)
October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

Frog Hill Half
October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

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!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at www.visitpulaskicounty.org.