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.

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

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

February 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

Looking Ahead:

February 16 & 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
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

Pulaski County Regional Faor 2019
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 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 7, 14, 21, & 28- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
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

Paranormal Investigations Sep. & Oct.
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 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- Sam Countee

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Samuel Albert Countee was an American painter. While stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, during World War II, in 1945, Countee, an African-American Staff Sergeant, was enlisted to paint a 4-foot by 10.5-foot mural above the fireplace of the Black Officers Club housed in Building 2101. The Black Officers Club building at Fort Leonard Wood, a relic of a segregated military, is one of only two such buildings still standing. The other, Mountain View Officers Club, is located at Fort Huachuca. Countee’s artwork at Fort Leonard Wood, has been valued at more than $370,000. As of January 10, 2018 the mural is on display at Fort Leonard Wood’s John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex, giving the public a chance to view the historic artwork before it’s returned to Building 2101.

Staff Sergeant Samuel Countee's World War II era mural. Via Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office.

Staff Sergeant Samuel Countee’s World War II era mural. Via Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office.

1. Countee is a descendent of Rev. Jack Yates, who in 1866, became pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in the Freedman’s Town neighborhood in downtown Houston, Texas. Countee’s portrait of Yates was displayed in a 1986 exhibit commemorating the Yates/Countee family.
2. African-Americans were not allowed to participate in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts exhibition at the 1936 Texas Centennial, so Samuel Countee’s painting My Guitar was shown in the Hall of Negro Life, where it was the most popular painting at the exhibition of African-American artists.
3. In 1952 Countee won a $100 prize for his painting Brown Girl at Atlanta University’s 11th Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, and Prints by Negro Artists.
4. While stationed at Fort Leonard Wood he also painted theater sets for USO performances- including the production of Goldbrickers of 1944.
5. After mustering out of the Army, Countee moved to New York City and continued his career as an artist. He was a popular and well-known artist in Harlem and taught art classes at the Harlem YWCA.

Sources:

Samuel Albert Countee-The Longshoreman, James Graham Baker
https://tucson.com/news/local/new-life-on-horizon-for-former-fort-huachuca-black-officers/article_ebc0a115-aad4-5220-af79-4e243cb08969.html
https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/historic-mural-at-fort-leonard-wood-illustrates-segregation-in-army/article_7b1fbef9-f7cf-55f6-92f6-ac996af69b19.html
https://www.army.mil/article/183450/fort_leonard_wood_mural_returns_awaiting_display

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

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Milton Santee

Pulaski County Missouri History and Heroes

Charles Milton Santee was a surveyor and land agent based in Rolla, Missouri for South Pacific Railroad Lands. 150 years ago, in 1869 he surveyed the villages of Dixon, Hancock, Crocker, and Richland as the railroad reached those points in its westward journey across Pulaski County, Missouri.

This map of Dixon, Missouri, a fire insurance map, was produced in September 1915 by Sanborn Map Company. It shows building footprints, building material, height or number of stories, building use, lot lines, road widths and water facilities. An interactive version of this map can be viewed at http://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/sanbornmaps/id/1069/rv/singleitem/rec/1

This map of Dixon, Missouri, a fire insurance map, was produced in September 1915 by Sanborn Map Company. It shows building footprints, building material, height or number of stories, building use, lot lines, road widths and water facilities. An interactive version of this map can be viewed at http://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/sanbornmaps/id/1069/rv/singleitem/rec/1

1. Santee surveyed the village of Prairieville, Illinois April 10th, 1855.
2. Although born in Pennsylvania, as a young child he moved to Dixon, Illinois with his parents. Santee is most likely the railroad worker who named Dixon, Missouri after his hometown of Dixon, Illinois.
3. While in Rolla Santee was also a “newspaper man.” By 1886, after Santee left for California, the editor of the Rolla Herald had lost track of Santee’s whereabouts.
4. After moving to California Santee was a busy, and influential man. In 1889 he was operating a “first-class” hotel in San Diego along with his mother and sister and he was also the Vice-President of the International Company which was developing the mining interests of “Lower California”
5. In 1890 he married George A. Cowles’ widow, Jennie. George had founded Cowleston, California in San Diego county. In 1893 Jennie led a successful bid to rename Cowleston to Santee to honor her new husband.

Sources:

Texas County Pioneer (Houston, Missouri), 11 December 1869
Sterling Standard (Sterling, Illinois), 6 December 1877
Rolla Herald (Rolla, Missouri), 24 December 1885
The Dixon Sun (Dixon, Illinois), 13 March 1889
Los Angeles Herald (Los Angeles, California), 4 December 1889
https://shsmo.org/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_pulaski.html
http://cityofsanteeca.gov/how-do-i/santee-s-history

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! (January 28-February 3, 2019)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (January 28-February 3, 2019)

February 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)

February 2- Paranormal Investigations of the 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
https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House Tagged

Looking Ahead:

February 9, 16, & 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
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- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
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 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- 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

Pulaski County Regional Faor 2019
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 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 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

Mid Missouri's Friendliest Year-Round Pulaski County Farmers Market (2) (1)
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 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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Introducing Casimir 2.0

American Revolutionary War Hero Casimir Pulaski (left) and reimagined Casimir 2.0 (right)

American Revolutionary War Hero Casimir Pulaski (left) and reimagined Casimir 2.0 (right)

You probably have noticed a new “personality” on Pulaski County USA Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center Facebook and social media channels this year. “Casimir 2.0” made his debut January 4, 2019. As illustrated by the above side-by-side images you can see that Casimir 2.0 is modeled after Pulaski County, Missouri’s namesake Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski, more commonly known as Casimir Pulaski.

Casimir Pulaski was a Polish nobleman, soldier, freedom fighter, and is sometimes referred to as “the father of the American Cavalry.” Pulaski fought the Russians in his native Poland from 1770 until 1772. When that uprising failed, he was driven into exile.

Upon the recommendation of Benjamin Franklin, Pulaski immigrated to North America to fight against the British with the Americans for freedom. In his very first engagement with the British, at the Battle of Brandywine, Pulaski saved the life of George Washington. He became a general in the Continental Army and reformed the American cavalry.

Image via Wikipedia

Image via Wikipedia

Pulaski was mortally wounded while leading a daring and heroic charge against British forces at the Battle of Savannah and is buried at Monterey Square there.

Numerous cities, towns, parks, roadways, bridges, schools, and even a Masonic Lodge in Chicago are named after Pulaski in recognition of his devotion to the cause of freedom. Monuments and statues in Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Wisconsin Ohio, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Rhode Island, Michigan and Washington D.C. pay tribute to him. In addition to Pulaski County, Missouri he is also namesake to Pulaski County in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia.

In 2009, 230 years after his death, Congress and President Obama proclaimed Pulaski an honorary United States citizen.

On November 11th, 2018 high school students in Wodzisław Śląski, celebrated Poland’s 100th anniversary of independence. Student Krysia Noga, who had connected with various Pulaski namesakes in the United States, including Pulaski County, Missouri gave a media presentation and short lecture about Casimir Pulaski from both the American and Polish points of view. Her decision to share Pulaski’s legacy with a new generation partially inspired our decision to bring him “back to life” and back into the minds of Pulaski County, Missouri’s residents and to those visiting our county through Casimir 2.0. We feel that if Pulaski were alive today, with the somberness of the United States war for independence more than 240 years in the past, that he would be a champion for his namesakes and would greet visitors with a smile and a wave.

Welcome to Pulaski County USA!

Welcome to Pulaski County USA!

We hope that Casimir 2.0 brightens your day when he pops into your social media feed and that you think of the man who was willing to die for both his native country and his adopted homeland.

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau and Visitors Center will throw a birthday celebration for Casimir Pulaski Monday, March 4th, 2019 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Executive Director Beth Wiles extends a cordial invitation to all Pulaski County officials, organizations, residents, and tourists to honor Pulaski at the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd, Saint Robert, MO.) by enjoying birthday cake, beverages, and socializing. Stay tuned for more event details!

Happy Birthday Casimir!

“I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it.” -Casimir Pulaski

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