10 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Route 66 Fans

10 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Route 66 Fans (1)
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!

This year your Route 66 dollar goes further in Pulaski County. A portion of the proceeds from selected items will go towards funding Saint Robert’s Route 66 Neon Park!

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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

Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri a local history– Pulaski County has 33 miles of Route 66 and a rich road history to go with it. Spanning the years 1926-1980, this narrative includes the people, roadside developments, and the changes to the road itself. Using a variety of sources and over 400 images and maps, this book records much of the local history adjacent to the famous highway. (Terry Primas 2017) $24.99

SCAN Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri

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

100 Things To Do On Route 66 Before You Die– Bucket list book of things to do on Route 66. Paperback book, 176 pages written by Jim Hinckley acclaimed author, lecturer, historian and tour guide. Book contains some color and black & white photos. $18

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 $6

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

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) $17.00

Route 66 Cotton Hat– The legend lives on in this vintage styled ball cap. $15

Route 66 Est. 1926 T Shirt– Get your kicks on Route 66 in this vintage styled shirt. S-XL (2X & 3X available) $13.00

10 Must-Have Christmas Gifts for Pulaski Countians

10 Must-Have Christmas Gifts For Pulaski Countians

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 portion of the proceeds from selected items will go towards funding Saint Robert’s Route 66 Neon Park!

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*Frozen Tears The Fort Leonard Wood MP Murders: A true crime book account of the Fort Leonard Wood murders over 40 years ago. This book recounts the murder of three teenagers, the investigation and the effort it took to bring the murderer to justice. (J.B. King & Sandra Miller Linhart 2019) $22

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*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) LIMITED SUPPLY $24.99

Old Pulaski in Pictures by Bradbury and Primas

Old Pulaski in Pictures by Bradbury and Primas

*Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri a local history: Written by Terry Primas, this paperback book narrative shares Pulaski County’s 33 miles of rich Route 66 history including the people, roadside development, and changes to the road itself. (Terry Primas 2017) $24.99

SCAN Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri

*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

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. Slais is a founding member of Roubidoux Grotto. (Dan Slais) $15

The Roaring Roubidoux by Dan Slais

The Roaring Roubidoux by Dan Slais

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) LIMITED SUPPLY $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) $22.00

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

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

*Pulaski County Obituaries 1902-1952: 1902-1952 obituary information taken from Pulaski County newspapers including name, birth, death, and marriages. Does not contain actual obituaries. (Compiled by Chris Rowell, Reprinted 1997) $22.25

*Pulaski County Rural Schools: Pictures-Stories-History of Pulaski County Rural Schools. (Compiled by Pulaski County Historical Society, Revised 2009) $22.25

BONUS STOCKING STUFFER

Records from Post Waynesville 1862-1865: Edited by John Bradbury & Terry Primas. $5

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

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

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Pulaski County USA (2019)

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

B & B Patriot Grill
1200 GW Lane Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.6533

Bulgogie House
1018 Missouri Avenue, Suite 15
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.7550

Café 56 (Price Cutter)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.8489

Cancun Mexican Grill
690 Missouri Avenue
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.8585

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO 65556
573.765.3831

 

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Pulaski County USA (2018)

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Pulaski County USA (2018)

Compiled by Mitzi Sparks, Pulaski County Visitors Center Representative

B & B Patriot Grill
1200 GW Lane Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
Open during operating hours
Café 56 (Price Cutter)
300 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583

Route 66 Diner
126 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ruby Tuesday
135 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Waffle House
321 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 24 hours

Westwood Café
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO 65556
Open 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Bulgogie House
1018 Missouri Avenue, Suite 15
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lucky House Chinese Restaurant
119 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO
Open 11:00 –

Cantina Bravo Mexican Grille
332 Marshall Drive, Suite J
Saint Robert, MO 65584
Open 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (November 26-December 2, 2018)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (November 26-December 2, 2018)

November 26 through December 2- City of Lights
What: Delight your family with THREE holiday light experiences!
Where: Downtown Richland, 601 East Main Street, and Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028
https://www.facebook.com/cityoflightsrichland

City of Lights Richland November 24_Dec 31

November 26 through December 2- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge
What: Christmas lights twinkle across the bridge span. A must-see for Route 66 roadies, Instagrammers, and kids of all ages!
Where: Downtown Devils Elbow on Route 66
When: Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- 573-336-6355
https://www.facebook.com/events/528971827584189

PHOTO BY SHAWN HELGERSON. Postcards of this image available at Pulaski County USA, Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center. Proceeds from postcard sales purchase additional lighting & decorations for the bridge.

PHOTO BY SHAWN HELGERSON. Postcards of this image available at Pulaski County USA, Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center. Proceeds from postcard sales purchase additional lighting & decorations for the bridge.

November 30 & December 1- “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts”
What: PFAA community playhouse production.
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Downtown Waynesville
When: 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

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December 1- 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

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December 1- “Country Christmas” Christmas Parade
What: Annual Christmas parade along Laquey’s Route 66 alignment
Where: Laquey
When: Parade steps off at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Buckhorn-Laquey Lions Club (David Hokanson)- 573-528-8840

Laquey Christmas Parade (1)

December 1- 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

December 2- “Christmas Memories” Christmas Parade
What: Annual Christmas parade along Route 66
Where: Waynesville Middle School to Waynesville Square
When: Parade steps off at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County (Tim Berrier)- 573-774-3001
https://www.facebook.com/Kiwanis-Club-of-Pulaski-County-187049304660691

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade December 2

December 2- Holiday in the Park
What: Local crafts, holiday music, free soup & drinks, photos with Santa
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Jr. Drive, Saint Robert
When: 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: City of Saint Robert Parks & Recreation (Brittany Fry)- 573-451-2625
https://www.facebook.com/events/1130329220457293

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December 2- Christmas on Main Street
What: Christmas celebration features tree lighting and lighted Christmas parade.
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker Community Park Board (Jessica Elam)- 573-528-5681
https://www.facebook.com/events/711427685892066

Christmas on Main Street 2018

Looking Ahead:

December 3 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 3 through December 31- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
December 8, 15, 22, & 29- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
December 7, 8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

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December 7 & 8- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker

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December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

Richland Christmas Parade Dec 8 (1)
December 8- Ole’ Time Christmas, Richland

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December 8- Lighted Christmas Parade, Dixon

Dixon Christmas Parade (1)
January 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 5, 12, 19, & 26- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
February 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 2,9, 16, & 23- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, Waynesville
March 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
March 2, 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)
April 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
April 27- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous, Dixon

Mountain Man Experience April 27 2019
May 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, 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

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June 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

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

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June 15- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 6, 13, 20, & 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

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July 6, 13, 20, & 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 20- Frisco Depot Museum, Crocker
July 27 & 28- Old Settlers Days, Waynesville

Old Settlers Days 2019 (2) (1)
October 12- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert

Route 66 Challenge 2019 (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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Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA! 2018 Edition

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA in south-central Missouri!

Christmas time in Pulaski County is stuffed with holiday cheer- parades, tree lighting events, live nativities, and festivals loaded with mid-western charm! Top off your weekend with shopping at our antique stores and unique boutiques, delicious food with international flair, and a glass of Missouri wine with a view of our historic courthouse and quaint square!

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

November 24 through December 31
City of Lights Richland

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November 30 and December 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, & 15
Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts”

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December 1
Laquey Christmas Parade

Laquey Christmas Parade (1)

December 2
Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County Annual Christmas Parade

Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade December 2

December 2
Holiday in the Park

Holiday in the Park STR

December 2
Christmas on Main Street

Christmas on Main Street 2018

December 6
Christmas on the Square

Christmas on the Square

December 7 & 8
Journey to Bethlehem

Journey to Bethlehem December 7_8

December 8
Richland Christmas Parade

Richland Christmas Parade Dec 8 (1)

December 8
Ole’ Time Christmas

Ole Time Christmas 2019 (4) (1)

 

December 8
Dixon’s Lighted Christmas Parade

Dixon Christmas Parade (1)

While in the area don’t miss the decorated 1923 Devils Elbow Route 66 Bridge and Waynesville’s nativity scene atop Bell Bluff overlooking Route 66. The 66th annual lighting takes place during Christmas on the Square.

Elbow Bridge Daytime

The old steel bridge twinkles with holiday lights & cheer at Devils Elbow until January 1. 

 

For more things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri, along with dining & lodging guides, visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (December 11-December 17, 2017)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (December 11-December 17, 2017)

December 11 thru December 17- Richland’s City of Lights
What: A downtown holiday light experience. Friday & Saturday night also include Village Market.
Where: Richland’s downtown, Frisco Park, & Shady Dell Park
When: Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028

November 25-December 31 City of Lights

December 11 thru December 17- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge
What: A must see for Route 66 roadies, photographers, and kids of all ages!
Where: Downtown Devils Elbow on Route 66
When: 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. Donations for lights accepted at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in Saint Robert.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- 573-336-6355
*NOTE: Bridge traffic is limited to passenger vehicles that weigh less than 3,000 pounds.

December 15, 16, & 17- PFAA presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
What: Live theater
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $8, Children 12 & under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-774-3050

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 PFAA

December 16- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079

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Looking Ahead:

December 18 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 18 through January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
December 23 & 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6, 13, 20 & 27- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 13- Bluegrass at The Barn with Jimmie Allison & the Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert
February 3, 10, 17, & 24- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
February 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 17- Bluegrass at The Barn with The Hunt Family Band, Dixon

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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