Schwagstock Guide to Waynesville’s Amusements, Attractions, & Sites of Significance

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Schwagstock 47, a weekend campout concert experience, takes place July 20 & 21st at Pulaski County Shrine Park in Waynesville’s Buckhorn neighborhood. The family-friendly music festival lineup features The Schwag, Hindenburg Project, Miles Over Mountains, The Driftaways, Brody Buster, The Dancing Bear Tribe, Spillie Nelson, Molly Adamson, and more. The music isn’t the only star of the show though- Shrine Club Park is a top-notch venue and Waynesville’s food scene and attractions deserve to be explored. Fall in love with Waynesville during Schwagstock 47!

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ROUBIDOUX SPRING- Reward yourself with a dip in the spring! Waynesville’s public spring has been cooling off travelers, visitors, and locals since the earliest days of westward expansion. Legend states that if you dip your toes in the spring, or even dive in, that someday you will return to Waynesville. Mayor Luge Hardman encourages you to test this theory! Located just off Historic Route 66 at Laughlin Park. (Please do not dive off the wall/fence.)

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FLOAT- A trip into the heart of the Ozarks would not be complete without a canoe or kayak trip on the Gasconade or Big Piney rivers. Don’t wish to haul your kayaks to Schwagstock? Any of Pulaski County’s outfitters will gear you up for your float trip adventure!

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TRAIL OF TEARS MEMORIAL- During the forced removal of the Cherokee from their homelands in Georgia to what is now Oklahoma two detachments stopped and camped at Roubidoux Spring in what is now Laughlin Park. The National Park Service, Trail of Tears Association, and City of Waynesville have partnered together to place interpretive signage between the spring and the river ford. The signage depicts the tragic tale- and is a somber reminder of a disturbing era of our past.

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FOR THE YOUNGSTERS & YOUNG AT HEART- Kiddos and families will love the Splash Park and Little Heroes All-Accessible Playground at Waynesville City Park. Waynesville City Park is nestled on the banks of the Roubidoux River and provides river access.

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ANTIQUES & BOUTIQUES- In need of retail therapy or wanting to pick up souvenirs? Don’t miss Lost in the Woods Antiques and Talbot House Antiques, Collectables & Gifts in downtown Waynesville. Talbot House is also home to paranormal investigations for the public the first Saturday monthly and every Saturday in September & October. Just Because (on the Square) and Eclectic Originals (downtown Waynesville) both offer the perfect gift and souvenirs sure to please everyone.

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MUSEUMS ON THE SQUARE- Waynesville’s public square is home to two National Register of Historic Places landmarks that operate as museums. The Old Stagecoach Stop, on the east side of the square began as a stagecoach stop in the late 1850’s. Throughout its life it has served as a tavern, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel. The 1903 Courthouse Museum was designed by Henry H. Hohenschild who served as Missouri State Architect. The brick building housed Pulaski County’s governmental operations into the 1990’s. The upstairs courtroom, mostly in original condition, is a stunning display of skilled craftsmanship and early 20th century design and function. Both museums will be open Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, however donations are appreciated

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ROUTE 66 COMMUNITY ART GALLERY-  Located in a period Route 66 building that first housed Weber’s Appliance, Route 66 Community Art Gallery celebrates all things Route 66. The gallery features paintings, photography, drawings, and sculpture work of local and international artists. The gallery is also a favorite place to pick up Route 66 books and memorabilia.

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FROG ROCK- Also known as W.H. (Waynesville Hill) Croaker this quirky rock sculpture has been delighting Route 66 travelers since 1996. An Instagram-worthy selfie with Frog Rock is becoming a Route 66 rite of passage. (Please do not climb on W.H. Croaker.)

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ROUTE 66- Waynesville is the birthplace of the byway! Missouri was the first state to enact legislation designating the former Mother Road as a historic district. The bill was signed by Governor Ashcroft in Waynesville July 10, 1990. Today the legendary highway is a bucket list road trip for adventurers around the globe. Pulaski County Tourism Bureau offers a FREE turn-by-turn guide of Pulaski’s 33 miles, including Waynesville. Message your mailing address to email@pulaskicountyusa.com to order yours before Schwagstock 47 or pick one up at the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd.) in Saint Robert. While exploring the road don’t miss Devils Elbow, the “ghost” section, and Gascozark Café.

Make your plans now to explore, discover, & experience Pulaski County USA! Order your FREE visitors guide at email@pulaskicountyusa.com

Make your plans now to explore, discover, & experience Pulaski County USA! Order your FREE visitors guide at email@pulaskicountyusa.com

WAYNESVILLE WALKING TOUR- Waynesville’s FREE self-guided walking tour brochure will acquaint you with the towns landmarks, notable locations, and sites of significance. Message your mailing address to email@pulaskicountyusa.com to order yours before Schwagstock 47 or pick one up at the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd.) in Saint Robert.

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PULASKI COUNTY TOURISM BUREAU & VISITORS CENTER- Make the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Boulevard) in Saint Robert your first stop! The air-conditioned center is jam packed with information and brochures on things to do, restaurants, lodging, & attractions throughout Pulaski County. The center will be open during Schwagstock 47- Friday (8-5), Saturday (9-3), and Sunday (9-3).

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Plan now to return to Waynesville for two days of living history July 28 & 29th during Old Settlers Day!

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Don’t want to camp? Need lodging or a place to park your RV close to camp? Visit http://visitpulaskicounty.org/hotel_options_idss.asp for a fill list of lodging options!

Schwagstock Guide to Waynesville’s Eats, Drinks, & Treats

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Schwagstock Guide to Waynesville’s Eats, Drinks, & Treats

Schwagstock returns!

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Schwagstock 47, a weekend campout concert experience, takes place July 20 & 21st at Pulaski County Shrine Park in Waynesville’s Buckhorn neighborhood. The family-friendly music festival lineup features The Schwag, Hindenburg Project, Miles Over Mountains, The Driftaways, Brody Buster, The Dancing Bear Tribe, Spillie Nelson, Molly Adamson, and more. The music isn’t the only star of the show though- Shrine Club Park is a top-notch venue and Waynesville’s food scene and attractions deserve to be explored. Fall in love with Waynesville during Schwagstock 47 and return the following weekend for two days of living history during Old Settlers Day!

Downtown Waynesville Missouri

Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

EATS: For a small town, Waynesville is BIG on flavor!

Honey Chile’ Please
1100 Old Historic Route 66
Waynesville
573-433-2989
https://www.facebook.com/honeychileplease

Countless foodies have discovered their happy place at Honey Chile’ Please, a southern restaurant. Rural Missouri featured the restaurant earlier in 2018 after discovering their flavor packed menu filled with scrumptious offerings such as Krispy Kreme Burgers, Blackberry Fried Chicken, South of the Border Shrimp and Grits, and Oxtails and Rice. Plan ahead- reservations are required and specialty menu choices change daily.

Nona’s Kitchen
103 North Benton Street
On the Square
Waynesville
573-774-2527
https://www.facebook.com/NonasKitchenRoute66

Also featured in Rural Missouri magazine (2016,) Nona’s Kitchen is a well-known Route 66 dining destination in downtown Waynesville. Housed in the historic Rigsby House on the square, Nona’s dishes up filling, fresh home cooked meals. Nona’s has earned a loyal fan base, even inspiring the “Tattoo Man of Route 66” to ink their logo onto his Mother Road themed body art gallery!

Nona's Kitchen on Route 66 in Waynesville

Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Ursula’s Schnitzelhaus
311 North Street, Suite 8
On the Square
Waynesville
573-774-8422
www.paradisedelicatessens.com/restaurant.htm

“It [schnitzel sandwich] was fresh and flavorful and had the perfect crunch (I’m a texture person so this is important). The German rye was buttery and toasted to perfection, the breaded pork loin was tender and juicy.” -Rachel F.

Taste the Bavarian Alps at Ursula’s Schnitzelhaus located inside Paradise Deli on Waynesville’s Square. The authentic German restaurant has been serving delicious schnitzel for over thirty years. Favorites include Wiener Schnitzel (pan fried pork loin), Schnitzel “a la Holstein” (topped with an egg) and Jaeger Schnitzel (topped with mushroom, onion, & gravy.) Traditional sides include spaetzle, home fries, red cabbage, or tossed salad.

Café Korea
839 VFW Memorial Drive
Saint Robert
573-336-3232
https://www.facebook.com/cafekoreastrobert

Chong Moore, owner of Cafe Korea, has been sharing her South Korean heritage, culture, and food with Saint Robert for almost eight years. Her prepared to order, authentic dishes have been called the “the best of Korean cuisine in the Ozarks” by Rural Missouri magazine. Raised in her Mother’s kitchen, Moore prides herself on the freshness of her ingredients. She and her staff hand slice the meats that they marinate for 24 hours before creating their “ma shee suh yo” appetizers and entrees. Bring cash or use the in-house ATM.

Cafe Korea in Saint Robert. Photo by Rural Missouri.

Cafe Korea in Saint Robert. Photo by Rural Missouri.

COOKOUT ESSENTIALS: Cooking over an open fire at camp? Get your provisions here!

Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
Farmers’ Market Pavilion
Roubidoux Spring Campground
Historic Route 66
573-842-9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid-Missouri’s friendliest farmers’ market! Open Saturday between 8 a.m. until Noon this market specializes in local fresh vegetables and fruits, naturally raised meats (including bison,) cage free eggs, jams, honey, baked goods (including traditional breads) and more! The market is located at the pavilion in Roubidoux Spring Campground northwest of the Roubidoux Bridge.

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Reinkemeyer’s Touch of Dutch Country Store
607 Historic Route 66 West
Waynesville
573-433-2151
https://www.facebook.com/Reinkemeyers-Touch-of-Dutch-Country-Store-241992489193822

Reinkemeyer’s also offers fresh local produce. You will also find organic and gluten free items, herbs, spices, farm fresh meats and bakery items.

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SWEETS & TREATS: Indulge your sweet tooth and please your taste buds!

Cookiez by Nourish & Nurse
115 North Benton Street
Suite 3
Waynesville
573-774-0207
https://www.facebook.com/NourishAndNurseLLC

A must-try for lactating mothers- and for everyone! Cookiez features 16 lactation treats including baked lactation cookies and lactation lava cakes. Not nursing? Try one of their 25 flavors of baked cookies!

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Uranus Fudge Factory & General Store
14400 Highway Z
Saint Robert
573-336-8758
https://www.facebook.com/UranusfudgeFactoryandGeneralStore

This fudge factory and general store also features escape rooms and the world’s largest belt buckle. Uranus is modeled after over-the-top tourist traps of Route 66’s heyday and its sometimes peculiar and bizarre photo ops are often Instaworthy.

Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Image by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

DRINKS: Nothing beats an ice-cold beverage on a hot summer day!

Cellar 66 Wine Bar & Restaurant
115 North Benton Street, Suite 4
On the Square, Waynesville
573-528-7675
https://www.facebook.com/cellar66

“LOVE this place! I would give it more than 5 stars if I could. Very relaxed atmosphere.”- Alicia G.

Hideaway with friends on the comfy couches at Cellar 66 Wine Bar & Restaurant. Pulaski County’s first wine bar also delivers thoughtful, well-executed appetizers and entrees. Carb-load with the bread tray or one of three pasta dishes- spaghetti & meatballs, lasagna, and cheese tortellini.

Hoppers Pub
318 Historic 66 East
On the Square, Waynesville
573-774-0135
https://www.facebook.com/HoppersPub

In the heart of Waynesville, on the Square, Hoppers Pub pays homage to its Route 66 connection by offering 66 beers on tap. Some offerings of note are: Hoppers Frog Drool, an American Pale Ale brewed exclusively for Hoppers Pub by Piney River Brewing Company; Ad Astra Ale, an Altbier (traditional German ale) brewed by Free State Brewing Company; Stone IPA, an American IPA brewed by Stone Brewing Company; Chocolate Milk Stout, a Milk/Sweet Stout brewed by 4 Hands Brewing Company of Saint Louis; and Black Walnut Wheat, an American Dark Wheat Ale also from Piney River Brewing Company. The extensive beer menu covers domestics and imports, craft beers and industry giant beers-including Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR). Hoppers also serves up satisfying pub grub. Try the frog legs or the Jam Burger!

Don’t want to camp? Need lodging or a place to park your RV close to camp? Visit http://visitpulaskicounty.org/hotel_options_idss.asp for a fill list of lodging options!

Schwagstock Guide to Waynesville’s Amusements, Attractions, and Sites of Significance

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (June 25-July 1, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (June 25-July 1, 2018)

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June 27 through 30- Tri-County Fair
What: County fair & carnival
Where: Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: See schedule of events at https://pulaskicountyusa.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/2018-tri-county-fair-schedule-of-events
Cost: FREE admission, some events may be ticketed
Contact: Tri-County Fair Board (Shane Kardosz)- 573-855-4794
https://www.facebook.com/richlandtricofair

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June 30- 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: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com 

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June 30- 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: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org 

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Looking Ahead:

June 30- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
June 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 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 13- Summer Scarefest, Waynesville

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July 20 & 21- Schwagstock 47, Waynesville

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July 28- “An Evening with Grant,” Waynesville

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July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

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August 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 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

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August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
August 31- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

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September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, & 16- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

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

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September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville

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September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert

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September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

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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

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October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Frogtober Fest, Waynesville
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

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October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

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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
November 30- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1, 7,8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

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December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

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 http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Mark Hanna

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Marcus Alonzo Hanna, Ohio Senator, was the namesake of the community and post office of Hanna, Missouri in Pulaski County.

Mark Hanna photographed in 1896 by W. J. Root.

Mark Hanna photographed in 1896 by W. J. Root.

1. Hanna attended the same public school, Cleveland (OH) Central High School, as John D. Rockefeller. Hanna attended Western Reserve College but was expelled for a prank.

2. Hanna, who “had as much to do with the election of [President] Mr. Garfield as any single individual in the country,” oversaw Garfield’s body after it arrived in Cleveland following the assassination of the President. Hanna was also in charge of Garfield’s funeral arrangements and burial.

3. Hanna was instrumental in the election of William McKinley as President in 1896. A New York reporter wrote “Hanna and the others will shuffle and deal him [McKinley] like a pack of cards.” The campaign to elect McKinley, organized by Hanna, raised $3.5 million dollars- the largest election fundraising at that time. Hanna had been credited with the invention of the modern presidential campaign.

4. After winning the Presidency, McKinley offered the Secretary of State position to Senator John Sherman. Sherman accepted which led to Ohio Governor Asa Bushnell appointing Hanna in Senator Sherman’s place.

5. Hanna was no fan of Theodore Roosevelt. He once stated “Here’s this convention going headlong for Roosevelt for Vice President. Don’t any of you realize that there’s only one life between that madman and the Presidency? … What harm can he do as Governor of New York compared to the damage he will do as President if McKinley should die?” After the 1900 Republican Convention did indeed nominate Roosevelt to the ticket as McKinley’s Vice-President Hanna told President McKinley “Your duty to the country is to live for four years from next March.” McKinley won reelection and was assassinated in 1901. Roosevelt assumed the Presidency.

Sources:
https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/10/how_ohio_made_a_president_mark.html
https://potus-geeks.livejournal.com/759386.html

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! (June 18-June 24, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (June 18-June 24, 2018)

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Welcome to the following groups:
June 20 & 21- Big BAM Adventure Cyclists
June 22-24- 5th Engineers Reunion

June 20- 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: Noon until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

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June 20- 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: Noon until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

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June 20- Big BAM Concerts in the Park
What: Join the Big BAM adventure cyclists for live music! Bring your chairs, food vendors will be in the park.
Where: Waynesville City Park, Waynesville
When: 399th Army Band kicks off the music beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Two-Bit Steve takes the stage at 6:00 p.m. and will entertain until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: City of Waynesville- 573.774.6171
https://www.facebook.com/events/487159118312675

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June 23 & 24- Cave State Cruisers Car Show
What: 31st annual car show featuring 26 classes of cars.
Where: Waynesville City Park, Waynesville
When: Saturday- 8 am until 4 pm, Sunday 8 am until 1 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Cave State Cruisers Car Club (Mac Myers)- 573.512.0176
https://www.facebook.com/events/2318397288386843

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June 23- 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

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged

Looking Ahead:

June 30- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
June 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair Tagged
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 13- Summer Scarefest, Waynesville

Summer Scarefest
July 28- “An Evening with Grant,” Waynesville

Final Alternate 2
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

JUly 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day Tagged
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

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August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville

Haunted River Floats
August 31- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

Railroad Days September 1 Tagged
September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, & 16- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” 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

Kiwanis 9th Annual Outdoor Show (1)
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days 2018 Dixon Missouri
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

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

Nasty Pulaski Tagged
October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

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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
November 30- PFAA presents “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square Tagged
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23 2019- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22 2019- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

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 http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (June 11-June 17, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (June 11-June 17, 2018)

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Welcome to the following groups:
June 13-Lifestyle Tours
June 14- Remember the Removal Cherokee Riders
June 15- Missouri Chapter of the Vietnam Helicopter Association

June 13 through 16- Pulaski County Regional Fair
What: County Fair & Carnival
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson JR Drive, Saint Robert
When: Wednesday through Friday 4:00 until 11:00 (Carnival begins at 5:00 p.m.,) Saturday Noon until 11:30 p.m. (Carnival begins at 2:00)
Cost: FREE admission, ATV Rodeo $5, Bull Riding $10 (paid events free to children 10 and under)
Contact: James Rink- 816-261-6051
http://www.pulaskicountyregionalfair.com

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June 15 & 16- PFAA presents “Cookies and Clovers”
What: Theater production of “The Old Cookie Shop” and “Mischief in the Magnolias”
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Children 12 & Under
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-774-3050
https://www.facebook.com/events/213112529289502

Cookies and Clovers

June 16- 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

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged

June 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 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

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged

June 16- Freedom Fest
What: Family-friendly street festival
Where: On the Square, Downtown Waynesville
When: 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Joann Goethe- 573-842-5296
https://www.facebook.com/Route66FestOTS

Looking Ahead:

June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville

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

Cave State Cruisers Car Show June 23_24 Tagged
June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair Tagged
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

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House Tagged
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 13- Summer Scarefest, Waynesville

Summer Scarefest
July 28- “An Evening with Grant,” Waynesville

Final Alternate 2
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

JUly 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day Tagged
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

Haunted River Floats
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

Railroad Days September 1 Tagged
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

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September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days 2018 Dixon Missouri
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

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

Nasty Pulaski Tagged
October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

Frog Hill Half Tagged
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 Tagged
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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History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Champ Clark

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

James Beauchamp “Champ” Clark was the namesake of Clark National Forest in Missouri. A portion of this National Forest was located within the boundaries of Pulaski County, Missouri. In 1973 CNF was “administratively combined” with Mark Twain National Forest. In 1976 Clark National Forest was absorbed by Mark Twain National Forest. 39,177 acres of MTNF are located inside Pulaski County.

“Champ” Clark as photographed by Fred Hartsook circa 1915. Retrieved via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division.

1. Clark was expelled from Kentucky University (now Transylvania University) after firing a pistol at one of his roommates in self-defense during a quarrel. Two years later he was invited to return but he chose Bethany College instead. He graduated first in his class in 1873
2. Clark fervently believed that a good speech needed to include information from literature and history. “The wealth of his biographical material, his quotations, and his historical allusions, as well as the manner in which he adapted them to his speeches” earned him the title the “Leather-Bound Orator.”
3. In 1911, while representing Missouri’s Ninth District in the United States House of Representatives Clark was elected Speaker of the House. Clark has been described as “a fiery orator, a challenging foe in debate, and a witty, but nonetheless perceptive spokesman for the Democratic party.” He remains the only Speaker of the House from the Show Me State.
4. Clark was a shoe-in for the 1912 Democratic Presidential nomination (and most likely the Presidency) until he wasn’t. Clark never received the two-thirds majority at the Baltimore Convention. After forty-six rounds of voting the nod went to Woodrow Wilson who was elected the twenty-eighth President of the United States.
5. Clark’s residence in Bowling Green, Missouri, nicknamed Honeyshuck, is a National Historic Landmark.

Sources:
https://shsmo.org/historicmissourians/name/c/clark
http://digital.shsmo.org/cdm/ref/collection/mhr/id/28139
https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/76001114.pdf

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