This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of March 20-March 26, 2017

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March 22- Legends Bank

March 24 & 25- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”
What: Live theater production
Where: Theater on the Square, Waynesville
When: Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & Under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

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March 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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March 25- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
Where: St. Robert Community Center, Saint Robert
When: 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5; 4 & under FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce– 573.336.5121

March 25 Taste of Pulaski County Full Flyer

Looking Ahead:

March 31- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 1 & 2- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 7 & 8- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 14 & 15- Sportsman Gun Show, Dixon
April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon

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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Events for the week of March 13-March 19, 2017

March 18- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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Looking Ahead:

March 24 & 25- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
March 25- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Saint Robert
March 31- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 1 & 2- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 7 & 8- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 14 & 15- Sportsman Gun Show, Dixon
April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon

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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Events for the week of February 27-March 5, 2017

March 4- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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March 4- Paranormal Investigations of 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 the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Looking Ahead:

March 10 & 11- Outdoor Sportsman Show & BBQ Cook-off, Saint Robert
March 11- Ham & Bean Variety Dinner Show, Dixon
March 25- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Action, Saint Robert
April 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

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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Events for the week of February 20-26, 2017

February 23- Welcome to National Tour Association pre FAM!

February 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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Looking Ahead:

March 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
March 10 & 11Outdoor Sportsman Show & BBQ Cook-off, Saint Robert
March 11Ham & Bean Variety Dinner Show, Dixon
March 25Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Action, Saint Robert
April 11903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 1Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

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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Events for the week of February 6-February 12, 2017

February 11- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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Looking Ahead:

March 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
March 11- Outdoor Sportsman Show & BBQ Cook-off, Saint Robert
March 11- Ham & Bean Variety Dinner Show, Dixon
March 25- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Action, Saint Robert
April 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

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

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Rendezvouz & Fun Day

By Laura Huffman

In 1822, while serving as Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor, William Henry Ashley and Andrew Henry formed Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Ashley devised a plan to connect trappers and traders by meeting each year at a predetermined location to exchange furs, goods, and money. This system came to be known as the rendezvous system and the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous was held for fifteen years, beginning in 1825.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader Bob Stormer describes the importance of the rendezvous to the trappers and traders:

“Since the mountain men primarily survived by trapping, they needed a way to sell their furs without having to travel back east. The rendezvous provided them with a fairly convenient way to sell them. It also provided a source for them to resupply their necessities such as powder and lead balls, and food staples.”

Mountain women will be at the rendezvous too! Pictured: Lorie Cerda. Image courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

Mountain women will be at the rendezvous too! Pictured: Lorie Cerda. Image courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

The rendezvous most likely would have been a much anticipated event for those attending- a chance to socialize and prove themselves in games of might, chance, and precision. Occasionally tourists from as far as Europe would make the trek to attend the rendezvous festivities. James Beckwourth, a fur trader and author, described a Rocky Mountain Rendezvous as “Mirth, songs, dancing, shouting, trading, running, jumping, singing, racing, target-shooting, yarns, frolic”.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders member Dave Cartner at the forge. Image courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders member Dave Cartner at the forge. Image courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

The rendezvous went the way of America’s fur trade and the beaver hat, but Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders are committed to keeping the rendezvous traditions and memory alive. Each April, on the last Saturday, for the last several years the club has invited the public to celebrate the Rendezvous spirit during their Rendezvous/Trade Fair & Fun Day. This year’s event will be held April 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Kickapoo Trace Club near Dixon. Admittance is free.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Rendezvous & Fun Day is held the last Saturday in April near Dixon, MO.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Rendezvous & Fun Day is held the last Saturday in April near Dixon, MO.

The event will include shooting, tomahawk throwing, fire starting and blacksmithing. The grounds will be filled with the sounds of laughter, logs being hewn, and the blacksmith’s hammer and anvil. Members of the club will be dressed in fringed buckskin and other period clothing and furs will hang on lodge poles. The aroma of “vittles” being prepared in a traditional dutch oven will hang in the air—and make your stomach growl.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders will display primitive cooking skills- including the use of dutch ovens. Photo courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders will display primitive cooking skills- including the use of dutch ovens. Photo courtesy of Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.

Club members will be on hand to demonstrate the basics of black powder rifle firing (visitors will be able to fire a rifle) and the art of throwing a tomahawk for bragging rights. Hint- step forward when throwing and end with your hand pointing at the target.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Rendezvous is a family-friendly event and Stormer states that it would “make an excellent field trip” for homeschool families. The event is chock full of history, biology/mammalogy, science, and fun.

To learn more about Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders contact President Earl Ellegood at kickapootracemuzzleloaders@gmail.com.

To learn more about things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri, including restaurant and lodging guides, please visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

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