Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA (2017 Edition)

Autumn Activities
Autumn in Pulaski County USA is the perfect season to gather your family and friends together creating memories that will last a lifetime. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, punkin’ chunkin’, hay stack mazes, float trips (even a haunted one!), farmers markets, haunted houses (even outdoor haunted trails!), paranormal investigations and Oktoberfest celebrations —there truly is something for everyone. Harvest some memories in Pulaski County, Missouri!
Events
Events

Railroad Days (September 2)
What: 50th annual family-friendly heritage festival celebrating Crocker’s history as a railroad boom town.
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Crocker City Hall-573.736.5327
Website: www.facebook.com/CrockerCityHall

Shrimpfestival & Fly-In (September 9)
What: Family friendly festival featuring pond grown fresh shrimp.
Where: 15750 Conway Road, Dixon
When: 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Show Me Shrimp Farm (Paul Smith)- 417.664.2307
Website: www.showmeshrimpfarms.com

Cow Days (September 15 & 16)
What: 34th anniversary of Dixon’s signature family friendly downtown street festival. Lucky winners will receive a cow!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: Friday Noon until 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am until 11:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Ann Major)- 573.759.2121
Website: www.dixonchamberofcommerce.com

Eighth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show (September 16 & 17)
What: Two days of buying, selling, and trading!
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, Saint Robert
When: Saturday- 9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday- 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 admission
Contact: Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County (Jerry)- 573.433.6507
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Kiwanis-Club-of-Pulaski-County-187049304660691/

Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy (September 20)
What: Military History event featuring over 60 unique historical military vehicles on display for public viewing and photography.
Where: John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR- 573.596.5034
Website: www.mvpa.org

MidKnight Hollowfest (September 29 through October 1)
What: Survival camps and Halloween Festival
Where: Pulaski County-Ft. Wood Shrine Club, 26920 Shrine Road, Waynesville
Cost: $20 nightly, or $35 weekend
Contact: Gary Rogers- 573.528.6649
Website: www.extremicon.com

Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K
What: Half marathon and 10K run.
Where: East Elementary School, 1501 State Highway F, Waynesville
When: 8:30 a.m.
Cost:
Contact: Melissa Martinez- 573.433.6684
Website: www.froghillhalf.com

Zombie Run 5K (October 28)
What: Not your every day 5K! The Walking Dead morphs into The Running Dead as you flee for your life from the Zombie horde in this spirited 5K.
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: 11 a.m.
Cost: $20 Adult Pre-registration, $10 Children 12 & Under Pre-registration.
Contact: Columbia College (Mona Russell)- 573.329.4050

Route 66 Challenge (October 28)
What: Explore over 33 miles of Route 66 in this historical and spectacular competition of strategy. Take on adventures and unique detours.
Where: TBA
When: 8:00 a.m.
Cost: Pre-registration (October 13): $45 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member; Event day registration: $55 for a team of 2, $5 for each additional team member
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber (573) 336-5121
Website: www.route66challenge.com

Moe Bandy In Concert (November 4)
What: Country music star Moe Bandy in an intimate, family friendly setting
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 Adults, Kids 12 & under FREE
Contact: Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370
Website: www.thebakerband.com

Veteran’s Day Parade (November 11th)
What: Mid Missouri’s most patriotic Veteran’s Day Parade!
Where: The parade begins at Saint Robert Municipal Center and ends at Saint Robert Community Center.
When: Ceremonies begin promptly at 11:00 am and parade steps off at 11:30 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce- 573.336.5121
Website:www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com

Attractions
Attractions

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House (Every Saturday beginning September 2 through October 28)
What: Supervised paranormal investigations of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes. An evening you won’t soon forget!
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, exact start time will be confirmed during reservation.
Cost: $25 per person, paid in advance
Contact: Crocker Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149
Website: www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse
Additional info- Reservations are required. Investigations are limited to groups of 8 so reserve your spot early! Participants must be 18+.

Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Every Saturday September-December)
What: Mid-Missouri’s year round Farmers Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Downtown Waynesville
When: Every Saturday, 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
Website: www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Haunted River Float (Every Friday & Saturday during September)
What: Haunted river float on the Gasconade River
Where: Ruby’s Landing, 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Cost: $25
Contact: 573.337.4305
Website: www.facebook.com/TheHauntedRiverFloat

Haunted Hill
What: Mid-Missouri’s scariest outdoor haunted attraction.
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight
Cost: $12 admission, $20 Speed Pass
Contact: Shelly Brothers- 573.337.0928
Website: www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

1903 Route 66 Courthouse (Every Saturday in September)
What: One of only two period courthouses on Route 66 in Missouri, this museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. 10 rooms of displays and amazing architectural details will charm and engage everyone! Guided tours, or explore at your leisure.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
Website: www.route66courthouse.com
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule. Gift shop available.

Old Stagecoach Stop (Every Saturday in September)
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, donations gladly accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
Website: www.oldstagecoachstop.org
Additional info- Motorcoaches, groups and field trips welcome by appointment. Call for details and to schedule.

Haunted House & Corn Maze (Every Friday & Saturday in October)
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
Contact: Ruby’s Landing- 573.337.4305
Website: www.rubyslanding.com

Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (Every Saturday & Sunday beginning September 23 through October 29)
What: Pumpkin patch, hayrides, straw maze
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 general admission for ages 2 and older.
Contact: 573.759.9045
Website: www.unclebuckspumpkinpatch.com

For lodging and dining information visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com
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Ultimate “Halloween in September” Road Trip Guide

A guide to scariest attractions, what to see, what to do, places to stuff your face, and where to rest your head!

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Do you bleed orange and black? Have you ever wished that Halloween lasted more than one day? Have you ever wanted to start your All Hallows Eve celebration in September? If you answered yes to any of the three keep reading!

Plan now for your spooktacular Pulaski County, Missouri road trip in late September! This weekend adventure will put you in the Halloween spirit!

Friday September 22/September 29

Jump right into the thrills and chills by arriving early at Haunted Hill to beat the line! This freakishly frightening trail has been described as Mid-Missouri’s most haunted outdoor attraction.
*Buy the speed pass to skip the long line.

Continue the screamfest during the Haunted River Float at Ruby’s Landing on the Gasconade River near Waynesville. A raft is your sanctuary as you paddle through the inky darkness that envelops the river. Who knows what is in the water? This float trip isn’t for the faint of heart! Make it safely back to land and roast marshmallows and Jiffy Pop over the campfire. A free night of camping is included in float trip admission so don’t forget the tent!

Saturday September 23/September 30

Hungry? Hit a mom and pop cafe for a hearty breakfast before a full day of exploring, adventuring, and ghoulish fun! Route 66 Diner is a favorite for locals and travelers.
*An early start is recommended to squeeze in all the fun!

Explore Route 66 for a few hours. The Visitors Center in Saint Robert offers free turn by turn directions. Don’t miss the legendary Devils Elbow area bridges, the fudge factory near Saint Robert, and downtown Waynesville. While in Waynesville take a picture of W.H. Croaker, explore the Farmer’s Market, visit the 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum and the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum and walk the Trail of Tears remembrance trail. *Don’t miss the boutiques, old fashioned candy shop, and eateries on the Square.

Hungry? Saint Robert is known for its delicious food! For an international twist try schnitzel at The Hub Restaurant, Mama Mia’s Greek gyros, or food truck pineapple fried rice at Mobile Thai Kitchen. Sweetwater Barbecue‘s pulled pork is so good that you will think someone’s Grandma is manning the kitchen.

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Slow the pace during a short leisurely float on the Big Piney or Gasconade River. Pick an outfitter and your vessel (inner tube, raft, kayak, or canoe) for a carefree afternoon with Mother Nature.
*Pack a camera in your dry bag to grab stunning snaps along the way!

Cap off an evening you won’t forget as a ghost hunter with Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (C.O.P.S) during a Paranormal Investigation of the Historic Talbot House on North Street in Waynesville, Missouri. Built in 1899, the Talbot House is one of Waynesville’s oldest and most interesting homes. Paid reservations are required and spots are very limited so book your group today!
*Investigators must be 18 or older.

Grab some shut eye at one of Saint Robert’s hotels. Saint Robert has hotel choices that will fit any budget. Many hotels have an indoor pool or offer a free hot breakfast.
*Book directly with the hotel for the cheapest rate.

Sunday September 24/October 1

For a special treat grab a baker’s dozen of fresh, handmade, premium gourmet donuts at Lamb’s Donuts near the front gate of Fort Leonard Wood. These sweet treats have been fueling locals, visitors, soldiers, and law enforcement for years!
*For a savory start order the chorizo breakfast burrito.

Before saying goodbye to Pulaski County head to Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch near Dixon to choose the perfect pumpkin for your Halloween jack-o-lantern.

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For more things to see and do in Pulaski County visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com
For a complete listing of haunted attractions and events during October visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents

Pulaski County USA Restaurants Open on New Year’s Day

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Compiled by Terri Gualeni for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Anthony’s Pizza
143 Replacement Avenue
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573) 329-2200
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Arby’s
421 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3624
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Auntie Anne’s
143 Replacement Ave
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573) 329-2070
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Aussie Jack’s
141 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-2447
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

B & B Waynesville Patriot 12
1200 GW Lane
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-6533
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.

Baskin Robbins
143 Replacement Ave
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573) 329-2200
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Boston Market
143 Replacement Ave
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573) 329-2200
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings
136 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 451-3030
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Burger King – Waynesville
101 Discovery Road
Suite A
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-2539
Hours: 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Café 56
320 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-8489
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Charley’s Grilled Subs
143 Replacement Ave
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573) 329-2200
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Chester’s Chicken
22345 Highway 28
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 458-5073
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

China Buffet
743 Missouri Avenue
Suite 4
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-5886
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Cinnabon
22345 Highway 28
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(815) 315-4953
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Colton’s Steakhouse & Grill
318 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 451-2686
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Country Café
14100 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-5200
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Cracker Barrel
128 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-7273
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Culver’s
114 Town Center Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-2888
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Denny’s
213 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4441
Hours: Open 24 hours

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
143 Replacement Ave
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573) 329-4227
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Domino’s
213 St. Robert Boulevard
Suite 1
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3400
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until Midnight

El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant
560 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4373
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ Pit
21050 Teardrop Road
Devils Elbow, MO 65457
(573) 336-5375
Hours: Noon until 8:00 pm

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
180 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4440
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

G W Pizza
896 Missouri Avenue
Suite 1
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-5565
Hours: 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Hardees – Saint Robert
326 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3443
Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar
240 Marshall Drive
Suite 8
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-5036
Hours: 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

La Familia Mexican Restaurant
1018 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3339
Hours: 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Lucky House Chinese Restaurant
119 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-2313
Hours: 10:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Manchu Wok
143 Replacement Ave
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573) 329-2200
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

McDonald’s – Saint Robert
381 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3011
Hours: 24 hours

McDonald’s – Waynesville
310 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-6671
Hours: Open 24 hours

OB’s Billiards
982 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-8808
Hours: Noon until Midnight

Ocean Buffet
225 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 451-2178
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Panera Bread
138 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4488
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Papa John’s
220 Missouri Avenue
Suite 1-B
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3344
Hours: 10:00 until 10:30 p.m.

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n Bake Pizza
151 St. Robert Boulevard
Suite 4
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-7776
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Pizza Hut – Saint Robert
133 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4828
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Pizza Hut – FLW
1711 Cooley Avenue
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573) 329-0270
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 10:00

Roadhouse Bar & Grill, The
25955 Highway P
Laquey, MO 65534
(573) 765-5002
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until Midnight

Route 66 Diner
126 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-8989
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Ruby Tuesday
135 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-5140
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Sonic Drive-In
1030 Old Route 66 E
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-2007
Hours: 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Starbucks – Saint Robert
322 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 337-4765
Hours: 5:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Starbucks (Price Cutter Plus)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573) 774-8489
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Subway – Road Ranger
22345 Highway 28
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 458-5073
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Subway – Walmart
185 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3455
Hours: 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Taco Bell
229 VFW Memorial Drive
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4633
Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.

TK’s Pizza
743 Missouri Avenue
Suite 3
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-5616
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Waffle House
321 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4331
Hours: Open 24 hours

Wagon Wheel Restaurant – Crocker
13165 Highway 17
VFW #4956
Crocker, MO 65452
(573) 433-5755
Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 6:00p.m.

Wagon Wheel Restaurant – Richland
107 West Washington Avenue
Richland, MO 65556
(573) 855-6274
Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Wagon Wheel Restaurant – Saint Robert
946 Missouri Avenue
Suite 1
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 855-3663
Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Wendy’s Restaurant
209 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-3233
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO 65556
(573) 765-3831
Hours: 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Pulaski County USA Restaurants Open On Christmas Day

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Compiled by Katherine Dreadfulwater for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Aussie Jack’s
141 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573-336-2447
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Cafe’ 56 (Inside Price Cutter)
320 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
573-774-8489
Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Denny’s
231 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573-336-4441
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Lamb’s Donuts
115 Gateway Circle
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573-336-3368
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Marquee Bar & Grille (Inside B & B Theater)
1200 GW Lane Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573-774-6533
Hours: 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.

McDonald’s
381 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573-336-3011
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until Midnight

The Roadhouse Bar & Grill
25955 Highway P
Laquey, MO 65534
573-765-5002
Hours: 4:00 p.m. until Midnight

Route 66 Diner
126 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573-336-8989
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Starbucks
322 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573-337-4765
Hours: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Starbucks (Inside Price Cutter)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
573-774-8489
Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Subway (Inside Road Ranger)
22345 Highway 28
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573-458-5073
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Waffle House
321 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573-336-4331
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO 65556
573-765-3831
Hours: 5:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Ten Perfect Christmas Gifts for Route 66 Fans

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Compiled by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Do you have a Route 66 fan on your Christmas list? No matter where they are across the globe you can give them the gift of the Mother Road 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!

Rigsby Station Ornament Rigsby’s Station was a beloved landmark on Route 66 in Waynesville for many years. Keep its memory alive each year by hanging this ornament on your tree! STOCKING STUFFER $6.50

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

Route 66 Wooden Ornament– Decorating the Christmas tree is a beloved tradition around the world! Bring your love of the road to your evergreen with this laser cut Route 66 wooden ornament. MADE IN THE USA $5

Route 66 Thimble– Have a digitabulists in your life? This is the perfect gift! STOCKING STUFFER $3

Route 66 Coffee Mug– One does not start their day with a common coffee cup- only a Route 66 coffee mug will do for the roadie! $5

Route 66 Panhead T Shirt- Put your knees in the breeze on America’s Main Street while sporting this vintage styled shirt. M-XL (2X & 3X available) $14.50

Route 66 Cotton Hat– The legend lives on in this vintage styled ball cap. $12

Route 66 Est. 1926 T Shirt– Get your kicks on Route 66 in this vintage styled shirt. S-XL (2X & 3X available) $12.50

Route 66 License Plate Holder– Enjoy the ride and show off your Route 66 pride with this license plate holder. $10

Ten Must-Have Christmas Gifts for Pulaski Countians

Used with permission, William Warby

Used with permission, William Warby

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 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

The Tilley Treasure: Historian J.B. King weaves the tales of the Civil War that led to the fantastical discovery of hidden gold in a field near Waynesville, Missouri in 1962. The story begins with the ending, the discovery of the Tilley treasure, and leads the reader through true stories of Civil War action in Missouri. SOLD OUT (James B. King Jr. 1991) $15

The Tiley Treasure by James B. King, Jr.

SOLD OUT The Tiley Treasure by James B. King, Jr. SOLD OUT

The First Hundred Years of Crocker: Published for Crocker’s centennial anniversary, Nellie (Stites) Wills takes on the task of detailing 100 years of living in the hills in and around the railroad town. Almost 50 years later her remembrances and storytelling is still a page turner! LIMITED SUPPLY (Nellie Wills 1968) $16.67

The First Hundred Years of Crocker by Nellie (Stites) Wills, 1968

The First Hundred Years of Crocker by Nellie (Stites) Wills, 1968

*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) $24.99

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Old Pulaski in Pictures by Bradbury and Primas

*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

A Kid Growing Up on Route 66 by Bill Wheeler

A Kid Growing Up on Route 66 by Bill Wheeler

*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. Currently, Dan is leading tours of Onondaga Cave and duck hunting. He is a founding member of Roubidoux Grotto. (Dan Slais) $15

The Roaring Roubidoux by Dan Slais

The Roaring Roubidoux by Dan Slais

*Records from Post Waynesville 1862-1865: A must have for Civil War historians! When occupied by Union troops in June of 1862, Waynesville was a small Ozark village of 94 citizens, residing in little more than a dozen residences. It was strategically located on the St Louis-Springfield Road, midway between the railhead at Rolla and the next post west at Lebanon. The 5th Missouri State Militia cavalry regiment spent much of its time escorting wagon trains from one side of the county to the other. The wagons carried supplies for camps and fortifications in southwest Missouri. The troops also made forays into the countryside to locate bushwhackers. The citizens of the town and county were divided in their loyalties and suffered depredations by both sides. STOCKING STUFFER!  (John Bradbury and Terry Primas 2016) $5

Records from Post Waynesville 1862-1865, Bradbury & Primas, 2016

Records from Post Waynesville 1862-1865, Bradbury & Primas, 2016

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) $30

History Pulaski County Missouri Volume I, Pulaski County Museum and Historical Society

History Pulaski County Missouri Volume I, Pulaski County Museum and Historical Society

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) $22.25

Tombstone Inscriptions of Pulaski County, Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society, 1995

Tombstone Inscriptions of Pulaski County, Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society, 1995

*Details and information courtesy of the authors.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of December 5-December 11, 2016

December 5 thru December 11- Richland City of Lights
What: Festive Christmas light show, with music, that will amaze your friends and impress your kids! Guaranteed to get your family in the holiday spirit!
Where: Richland
When: Light show is switched on at 5:30 p.m. Nightly light show through December 31, 2016.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

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December 9 & 10- Journey to Bethlehem
What: Old Bethlehem comes to life with over 100 different characters and live animals.
Where: Crocker Christian Church, 16200 Highway 17, Crocker
When: 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Crocker Christian Church (Larry Richardson)- 573.736.5121

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December 9, 10, & 11 PFAA presents “A Seussified Christmas Carol”
What: A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in Seuss-spoken rhyming couplets.
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic Route 66, Waynesville
When: Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m. curtain, Sun. 2:30 p.m. curtain
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

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December 10- 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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December 10- Richland Christmas Parade
What: Christmas parade
Where: Richland, Missouri
When: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

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December 10- Lighted Christmas Parade
What: A parade of holiday lights winds through Dixon and ends with Christmas In The Park festivities.
Where: Dixon, Missouri
When: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dixon Chamber of Commerce (Laura Jacobs)- 573.308.5259

Looking Ahead:
December 12 through 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 16, 17, & 18- “A Seuessified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville

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