This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (August 20-August 26, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (August 20-August 26, 2018)

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August 25- 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

NSE 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

August 25- 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

Never Stop Exploring_Old Stagecoach Stop_Route 66_Waynesville Missouri_Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Looking Ahead:

August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville

Haunted River Floats
August 31- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville

The Fall of the House of Usher Final
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

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 28- Zombie Paintball, Saint Robert

Zombie Paintball 2018 (1)
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

46th Annual Railroad Days September 1
September 6- Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, Crocker

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus 2018 (3) (1)
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert

Kiwanis 9th Annual Outdoor Show (1)
September 8- Shrimpfestival, Dixon

Shrimpfestival 2018
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

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

2018_River Bassin_Championship_Waynesville MO_10

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 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31- Zombie Paintball, Saint Robert
October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert

October 6_7 ClawCon PREMIERE WARGAMING EVENT
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

Gearhead Bash 2018 (1)
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge
October 21- Zombie 5K Run, Waynesville

Zombie Run 5k 2018 (1)
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville

Veterans Day Ceremony_Parade 2018
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
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

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color“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.

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History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Uriel Crocker

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Uriel Crocker, publisher and member of the board of directors of South Pacific Railroad, was the namesake of Crocker, Missouri in Pulaski County. Beginning as early as the 1920’s Mr. Crocker has often accidentally been misidentified as Eurilis J. Crocker.*

Uriel Crocker via Wiki Commons.

Uriel Crocker via Wiki Commons.

1. Crocker’s grandfather, Josiah Crocker, was a great admirer of Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” Crocker is named after a character in the poem.

2. In the early 1820’s Crocker convinced his publishing partner, Samuel T. Armstrong, to stereotype the six volumes of “Scott’s Family Bible.” It was the first time that such a large work was stereotyped in the United States of America. Crocker & Brewster also introduced into Boston the first iron-lever printing press. They also printed from the first power press.

3. As a boy Crocker witnessed Floyd Ireson being dragged along the street in a dory by a mob of men and boys who later tarred and feathered Ireson. The episode was later memorialized in John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Skipper Ireson’s Ride.”

4. Crocker was one of the original Corporators of the Franklin Savings Bank of the City of Boston.

5. Crocker served as Director of Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company from 1868 until 1874. He served as Director of South Pacific Railroad in 1870 and as director of St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad Company in 1877.

* ”History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent counties, Missouri” published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889, states, in reference to Crocker, “The growth has been slow but continuous since the town was laid out in 1869 by the railway company, who gave it the name it bears in honor of one of its prominent men.” No records could be found for Eurilis J. Crocker. However, Uriel Crocker was a prominent South Pacific Railroad shareholder before being elected to the board of directors in 1870. (Researched by Laura Huffman 2009-2018)

Sources:
https://archive.org/stream/memorialofurielc00crocrich/memorialofurielc00crocrich_djvu.txt

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

34th Annual Cow Days Festival Schedule of Events

34th Annual Cow Days Festival Schedule of Events

Cow Days September 14_15

Friday, September 14, 2018

MAIN STAGE
12:30-2:30: Whatever 2nd Street Band (Variety)
3:00-5:00: Together Again Band
5:30: Opening Ceremonies
5:30: Youth Fall Festival Pageant- Dixon Middle School & Dixon High School Royalty announced
6:30-8:30: Sax on the Beach
9:00-11:00: Flashback

UDDER STAGE
8:00: Karaoke Preliminaries (sponsored by Maries County Bank)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

MAIN STAGE
10:00: Cow Days Fall Festival Pageant (infant to 5th grade)
12:00-1:30: Helen Russell & Company (Classic Country & Rock, Bluegrass, Comedy, & Gospel)
2:00-3:00: Dixon Cow Days Fall Festival Parade (Grand Marshals Tommy & Luann Nichols)
*All entries meet at Dixon High School for registration at 12:00 p.m., judging at 1:00 p.m.
3:00: Car Show (after parade West 2nd Street near South Pine and United Methodist Church)
3:00-4:30: Sax on the Beach
4:30: Little Dazzlers
5:00: Ashley Minzes Destination Dance Studio
6:00: Close of Silent Auction
6:30-8:30: Alderwood Band
9:00: Karaoke Finals (sponsored by Maries County Bank)
9:30: FREE MERCHANT COW GIVEAWAY (see area businesses for your free tickets)
10:00: PURCHASED TICKET COW GIVEAWAY (tickets available at Chamber Booth)

UDDER STAGE
MORE ENTERTAINMENT TO BE ANNOUNCED

Food booths, crafts, music, vendors, games, auction, car show, karaoke, cornhole tournament, kids’ zone (bounce houses, human hamster ball, joust, wipe out, obstacle course, hoops, trackless train) & more!

Elderly or Handicapped Golf Cart Shuttles provided by Oak Hills Country Club (drop off at Bank of Missouri)

Main Stage sponsored by Bank of Missouri, Maries County Bank, & Taylor Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Cow Days Fall Festival is brought to you by Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce & Area Businesses

Sponsored in part by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

NO PETS PLEASE!

*Schedule subject to change, more entertainment may be announced.

34th Cow Days FEstival 2018

46th Annual Railroad Days Schedule of Events

46th Annual Railroad Days Schedule of Events

46th Annual Railroad Days September 1

Saturday, September 1, 2018

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Vendor & Food booths set up

10:00 a.m.
Parade line up (Crocker High School)

10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
DJ music by Garret Curry

11:00 a.m.
Parade begins

1:00 p.m.
Mimi’s Corner performance

1:15 p.m.
Crowning of Prince, Princess, & Miss Crocker

1:30 p.m.
Beautiful Baby Photo winner announced (Crocker Pool)

2:00 p.m.
Gospel music

3:00 p.m.
Car & Bike Show winner announced

5:00 p.m.
Silent Auction winners announced

6:00-10:00 p.m.
Zach Moore

6:30 p.m.
Greased Pig contest

Don’t miss the Dunk Tank & Coin Pit!

$25 cash drawing every hour from 2:00-6:00 p.m. (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)

For more details visit www.Facebook.com/CrockerCP

2018 Crocker Railroad Days

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (August 13-August 19, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (August 13-August 19, 2018)

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August 18- 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 

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged

August 18- 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

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged

Looking Ahead:

August 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
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

46th Annual Railroad Days September 1
September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, & 16- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville

The Fall of the House of Usher Final
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

NSE 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Never Stop Exploring_Old Stagecoach Stop_Route 66_Waynesville Missouri_Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 6- Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, Crocker

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus 2018 (3) (1)
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert

Kiwanis 9th Annual Outdoor Show (1)
September 8- Shrimpfestival, Dixon

Shrimpfestival 2018
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

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

2018_River Bassin_Championship_Waynesville MO_10

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

Gearhead Bash 2018 (1)
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge
October 21- Zombie 5K Run, Waynesville

Zombie Run 5k 2018 (1)
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville

Veterans Day Ceremony_Parade 2018
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
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.

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau Mourns the Loss of Leon Saxton Jr.

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau Board of Directors and staff express our deepest condolences to Leon Saxton Jr.’s family, friends, and loved ones. Leon has been a part of our tourism family for over a decade. At the time of his passing he served on our board as a restaurant representative. Leon was an avid supporter and champion of Pulaski County, Missouri. He was a forward-thinker, a patriot, a family-man, and he evoked the spirit of entrepreneurship. His commitment to Pulaski County Tourism Bureau and to Pulaski County sets the bar high and cements his legacy to Fort Leonard Wood region’s economic growth and prosperity. Rest in peace Leon.

Leon Saxton Jr

Leon Saxton Jr. 1947-2018. Photo via Facebook. 

Service information and details will be announced via https://www.memorialchapelsandcrematory.com.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (August 6-August 12, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (August 6-August 12, 2018)

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August 11- 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

UPDATE- The Courthouse Museum will be closed Saturday, August 11th but will resume operations Saturday. August 18th. 

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged

August 11- 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

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged

Looking Ahead:

August 18 & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 18 & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
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

NSE 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Never Stop Exploring_Old Stagecoach Stop_Route 66_Waynesville Missouri_Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
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 8- Shrimpfestival, Dixon

Shrimpfestival 2018
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days 2018 Dixon Missouri
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

2018_River Bassin_Championship_Waynesville MO_10

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

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_7 ClawCon PREMIERE WARGAMING EVENT
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

Route 66 Challenge
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville

Veterans Day Ceremony_Parade 2018
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
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

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color“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.