Compiled by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
Do you have a Pulaski Countian on your Christmas list? No matter where they are on the planet you can give them the gift of “home” this year! Stop by the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd., Saint Robert) between 8-5 p.m., Monday through Friday or shop anytime at our online store!
A portion of the proceeds from selected items will go towards funding Saint Robert’s Route 66 Neon Park!
*Frozen Tears The Fort Leonard Wood MP Murders: A true crime book account of the Fort Leonard Wood murders over 40 years ago. This book recounts the murder of three teenagers, the investigation and the effort it took to bring the murderer to justice. (J.B. King & Sandra Miller Linhart 2019) $22
*Old Pulaski in Pictures: Uses more than 250 images to present some of the rich history of Pulaski County, Missouri. Seminal events and life-ways of two centuries of development are covered in four topics: Rivers, Rails, Roads, and Recreation. The vintage photographs and postcards are accompanied by text passages and captions that expand the content and meaning. They range from Daniel Boone’s saltpeter mining and trapping activities, through the founding of the railroad towns, to Route 66 and the construction of Fort Leonard Wood. Vintage photographs visit many of the more than 30 resorts that once dotted the banks of Pulaski County’s clear Ozark streams. (John Bradbury & Terry Primas 2012) LIMITED SUPPLY $24.99
*Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri a local history: Written by Terry Primas, this paperback book narrative shares Pulaski County’s 33 miles of rich Route 66 history including the people, roadside development, and changes to the road itself. (Terry Primas 2017) $24.99
*A Tour on Route 66 in Pulaski County DVD: Travel the 33 miles of the Mother Road in Pulaski County, Missouri, for a detailed look at the construction of Hooker Cut and scenic Devils Elbow. More than 260 vintage images of roadside architecture and attractions. (Big Piney Productions 2007) $10
*A Kid Growing Up On Route 66: Bill Wheeler had the distinct pleasure of growing up with Route 66 in his front yard. As a young person he got to experience the heyday and the final demise of Route 66. He witnessed the beginning of Interstate 44, an event that made a lasting memory for him. Growing up in Waynesville, Missouri and in the shadow of Fort Leonard Wood was an adventure to say the least. Bill left Waynesville after high school to attend college and serve in the military, but the memories of Route 66 were fondly etched in his personal history. A Kid Growing Up On Route 66 is a firsthand account of Bill’s experiences. (Bill Wheeler 2015) $11.25
*The Roaring Roubidoux: Dan Slais is a retired middle school earth science teacher from the Waynesville R-VI school system. His somewhat organized thoughts on the Roubidoux Creek are a cross between textbook information and storytelling from his experiences on the creek. His wife Bobbie, son Tim, and daughter Leslie, are shown throughout the book in the pictures and tales. Slais is a founding member of Roubidoux Grotto. (Dan Slais) $15
History Pulaski County Missouri Volume I: The first history book of Pulaski County! This volume includes historical news items, histories of selected Pulaski County organizations & churches, listings of office holders, and submitted family histories. A must have for anyone with family roots in Pulaski County, Missouri. (Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society 1982) LIMITED SUPPLY $30
Tombstone Inscriptions of Pulaski County: In the early 1980’s Pulaski County Historical Society volunteers visited all known cemeteries in Pulaski County and painstakingly recorded the tombstone inscriptions. Their research was published in two volumes in 1984 and 1985. Ten years later, in 1995, editor Leonard Fetterhoff combined the editions, along with a surname index. This book is invaluable to researchers, genealogists, and historians. Many of the stones documented in the 1980’s are no longer legible today. (Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society 1995) $22.00
*Pulaski County Obituaries 1902-1952: 1902-1952 obituary information taken from Pulaski County newspapers including name, birth, death, and marriages. Does not contain actual obituaries. (Compiled by Chris Rowell, Reprinted 1997) $22.25
*Pulaski County Rural Schools: Pictures-Stories-History of Pulaski County Rural Schools. (Compiled by Pulaski County Historical Society, Revised 2009) $22.25
BONUS STOCKING STUFFER
Records from Post Waynesville 1862-1865: Edited by John Bradbury & Terry Primas. $5