This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 4-March 10, 2019)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (March 4-March 10, 2019)

March 3- Casimir Pulaski Birthday Celebration
What: Celebration of Pulaski County’s namesake’s 274th birthday! Cake, coffee, door prizes, scavenger hunt, and online auction to benefit St. Robert’s future Neon Park.
Where: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center, 137 St. Robert Blvd., Saint Robert
When: Drop-in between 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau (Katie Dreadfulwater)- 573-336-6355
https://www.facebook.com/events/324730375051544

Happy Birthday Casimir!

March 8 & 9- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “12 Angry Men”
What: Theater production
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Box office opens at 7:00, Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-842-7278
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiFineArts

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)

March 9- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

Looking Ahead:

March 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
March 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Waynesville

Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-American Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Faor 2019
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Freedom Fest, Waynesville

Freedom Fest 2019 (1) (1)
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair 2019 (1)
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 26 & 27- Schwagstock 48, Waynesville

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “Harvey,” Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 4 & 5- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “A Gift to Remember,” Waynesville
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

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! (February 25-March 3, 2019)

this week around pulaski county usa fb sizeThis Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 25-March 3, 2019)

March 2- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Downtown Waynesville
When: Investigation starts at dusk. Call for exact start time.
Cost: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573-528-2149
https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House Tagged

Looking Ahead:

March 4- Casimir Pulaski Birthday Celebration, Saint Robert

Happy Birthday Casimir!
March 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)
March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Waynesville

Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-American Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland

Tri-County Fair 2019 (1)
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 26 & 27- Schwagstock 48, Waynesville

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “Harvey,” Waynesville

PFAA presents Harvey (1) Final
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville

September 7_8 Bronzefest
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “A Gift to Remember,” Waynesville
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

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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Saint Robert’s Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial

By Laura Huffman

As any soldier, sailor, airman, or marine will relate, a USO sign is a welcome sight. Pulaski County historian Terry Primas summarizes in his 2005 Old Settlers Gazette article that the familiar logo is a “beacon of comfort” for service members and their families and it continues to “signal support for men and women in service to their country.”

Primas writes:

“Local communities found the USO to be their avenue for participation in the war effort during World War II. U.S. troop strength grew from 50,000 in 1940 to 12 million in 1944. USO clubs sprang up in more than 3,000 communities, as the centers became a ‘Home Away from Home.’ The clubs were volunteer driven and by the end of WWII, more than 1.5 million citizens had served doughnuts and coffee, helped write letters, danced, or simply talked to lonely GIs.”

Waynesville, Missouri had a front row seat to the massive buildup of troop strength in the days leading up to and during the duration of World War II. The Seventh Corps division had located a large military training installation just two miles southeast (as the crow flies) from the courthouse on the town’s public square.

The influx of soldiers into the rural farming community quickly revealed a need for recreation for the men stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. According to Primas:

“A campaign to establish the USO in the Fort Leonard Wood area began in March of 1941. As the military was still segregated, plans called for separate clubs for White and ‘Colored’ soldiers. Space for a Service Center for white soldiers was secured in the Knights of Pythias Hall in Rolla. In August of 1941, Ruth Chambers, Y.W.C.A. Director of Fort Leonard Wood Area, and Sara Long, Negro U.S.O. Director, attempted to establish a Negro club in Rolla. However, no landlord would rent them space for a colored club. Mrs. Long relocated to Lebanon where she established a club in a tent about a mile east of town. Subsequently, land was purchased in Old Town in Lebanon and the government erected a building for the Negro club. It was the first U.S.O. building dedicated in the area. The following year, a Negro club was built in Rolla and operated by the National Catholic Community Service.”

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

At Waynesville, the new U.S.O. building for whites was dedicated March 7, 1942. Primas recounts Mrs. Chambers description:

“a beautiful California type building—a new building, stucco, all one floor. The main lobby is two stories high with a penthouse, which was originally designated as the Jewish wing.”

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

The next day, March 8, 1942, Sterling Chavis (director of the club), Post Commander LTC. F.H.L. Ryder and others dedicated the U.S.O. Club for colored soldiers just outside the main gate of Fort Leonard Wood in unincorporated Pulaski County. No descriptions of the club have been located thus far. It is known that the location of the club and the building became Chimney Trailer Park and then later Chimney Pawn & Gun after Earl Livingston purchased it in 1951. Primas reports that the building was subsequently torn down and Mr. Carney, of Rolla, salvaged building materials to use in the construction of the Manor Inn.

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

Image via 2005 Old Settlers Gazette

For almost six decades the lonely remaining chimney marked the former location of the Colored U.S.O. Club. After Earl Livingston passed away in 1980 and after the death of Earl’s son, James R. Livingston in 1996, the chimney was donated to the City of Saint Robert. In an effort spearheaded by (then) St. Robert Mayor George Sanders the chimney was dismantled November 2009 and placed in storage to be reassembled at another location. George Sanders died in 2016, before the project was completed.

Original location photo by Laura Abernathy Huffman October 2009

This view of the chimney in its original location was captured by Laura Huffman October 2009. The approximate coordinates are 37.799113, -92.138011.

However, his vision was carried out by St. Robert Historical Preservation Committee. July 11, 2017 a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future home of the reassembled chimney. Dr. Charles Slider, Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman, Saint Robert Mayor George Lauritson, Kevin Curtis, Frank Aterbert, Julius Nutter, Representative Steve Lynch and Walter Reese each turned a shovel of dirt for the observance. Work progressed and the chimney was reconstructed using its original bricks. Reassembly of the chimney was completed, and a dedication was held October 19, 2018.

The Ground Breaking ceremony was held July 11, 2017. Image by, and courtesy of, Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce.

The Ground Breaking ceremony was held July 11, 2017. Image by, and courtesy of, Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce.

 

Rendering of the Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial in Saint Robert, Missouri upon completion.

Rendering of the Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial in Saint Robert, Missouri upon completion.

Today, the chimney is a daily reminder of the United States military’s segregated past and a tribute to the African-American soldiers who endured segregation while in service to their country. President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in the military July 26, 1948.

Completed Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial on Missouri Boulevard in Saint Robert, Missouri. Image by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Completed Negro U.S.O. Club Chimney Memorial on Missouri Boulevard in Saint Robert, Missouri. Image by Beth Wiles for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

 

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Frank H. Wielandy

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Frank H. Wielandy, the “Father of Missouri State Parks,” owned and named Blue Jay Farm, now a rustic resort, near Dixon in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Blue Jay School Crayons

1. In 1928 Wielandy conducted an unsuccessful Republican primary campaign for Missouri Governor.

2. Wielandy was Missouri Fish & Game Commissioner under Governor Arthur M. Hyde.

3. Wielandy was known as the Father of the Missouri State Park System.

4. Wielandy was a charter member of Coldwater Outing and Game Preserve near Clearwater, Missouri, in Ste. Genevieve county.

5. During the 1920s, while scouting for Missouri State Park sites, Wielandy visited a location near Dixon in Pulaski County. Wielandy became so enamored with the property that he and his brother, Paul, purchased the 360-acre property for themselves. Frank and Paul were also co-owners of Blackwell-Wielandy Book & Stationary Company. They named the property Blue Jay Farm in honor of their well-known Blue Jay writing tablets, pens, pencils, & crayons.

Sources:

The West Plains Journal (West Plains, Missouri) 19 July 1928
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 1 July 1958
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 23 February 1968
https://thelocaltourist.com/blue-jay-farm

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! (February 18-February 24, 2019)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 18-February 24, 2019)

February 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)

February 23- Pulaski County Pageant
What: An Official Preliminary to the Miss America Pageant
Where: Waynesville High School Auditorium, 200 G.W. Lane Street, Waynesville
When: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults (including children 6 & older) $10, Children 5 & under FREE
Contact: Ruby Riley-573-528-9561

February 23 Pulaski County Pageant

Looking Ahead:

March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House Tagged
March 4- Casimir Pulaski Birthday Celebration, Saint Robert

Happy Birthday Casimir!
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)
March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Waynesville

Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-American Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 13- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 26 & 27- Schwagstock 48, Waynesville

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “Harvey,” Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville

September 7_8 Bronzefest
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “A Gift to Remember,” Waynesville
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

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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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 11-February 17, 2019)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 11-February 17, 2019)

February 16- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round Farmers’ Market!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Looking Ahead:

February 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
February 23- Pulaski County Pageant, Waynesville

February 23 Pulaski County Pageant
March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House Tagged
March 4- Casimir Pulaski Birthday Celebration, Saint Robert

Happy Birthday Casimir!
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville

12 Angry Men PFAA (1)
March 23- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Waynesville

Taste of Pulaski County 2019 March 23
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Saint Robert

St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt 2019 (1) April 13

April 13- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland

richland easter egg hunt 2019 (1) (1)
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 3 & 4- Outdoor Sportsman Show, Saint Robert

outdoor sportsman show 2019 (1)
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Old Stagecoach Stop Tagged
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 18- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
May 18- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland

may 18 trail of heroes flag display (1)
May 24, 25, 26, & 27- Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally May 24_25_26_27 2019
May 27- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

Pinocchio PFAA (1)
June 12, 13, 14, & 15- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 13- Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 14- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
June 26, 27, 28, & 29- Tri-County Fair, Richland
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

1903 Courthouse Museum Tagged
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 13- Independence Day Celebration, Richland

independence day celebration- richland (1)
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 26 & 27- Schwagstock 48, Waynesville

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
August 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 17- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker

Frisco Depot Museum (1)
August 31- Railroad Days, Crocker

47th Annual Railroad Days August 31
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “Harvey,” Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 7 & 8- Bronzefest, Waynesville

September 7_8 Bronzefest
September 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
September 21- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
October 5, 12, 19, 26, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 5- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

October 5 Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind 2019
October 5- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville

October 5 Frog Hill Half
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (1)
October 12- Gearhead Bash, Richland

gearhead bash 2019 (2) (1)
October 25- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
October 25- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert

Halloween In The Park 2019 (1)
October 26- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland

trail of treats spooktacular 2019 (1)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
November 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Trail of Heroes Flag Display, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Ceremony & Parade, Saint Robert

Veterans' Day Ceremony & Parade 2019 November 11
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, & 21- PFAA presents “A Gift to Remember,” Waynesville
December 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 1- Kiwanis Annual Christmas Parade, Waynesville

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade 2019 (1)
December 1- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

Holiday in the Park 2019 (2) (1)
December 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 14- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland

richland christmas parade 2019 (1)
December 14- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

ole' time christmas at shady dell park (2) (1)

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- C.W. Parker

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Chester West (C.W.) Parker is the namesake of Waynesville R-VI School District’s Parker Fine Arts building located on the Middle School campus.

Image via Ancestry.com user Joyce Connolly

Image via Ancestry.com user Joyce Connolly

1. In 1921, at the age of 19, Parker was the principal of an elementary school in the Picher, Oklahoma mining district. He also served as principal at Licking, MO High School. Parker served as Superintendent of Schools at Conway (MO.), Ozark (MO.), Ava (MO.), and Waynesville during an administrative career that spanned 44 years.
2. Parker served as Mayor of Waynesville, Missouri for six years.
3. Parker was a published author and wrote “countless newspaper articles.”
4. Parker was quite the good-natured prankster and is fondly remembered by Waynesvillians for his April Fools’ Day antics.
5. Parker married Kathleen Ezzsell in 1927 and they had three children. His son, Eddie Parker, is the inspiration for Paul Newman’s character “Fast Eddie” Felsen in the 1961 film The Hustler.

Sources:
http://pulaskicountyobits.blogspot.com/2017/03/chester-west-parker-1901-1998.html
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona) 13 December 1990

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