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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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (December 4-December 10, 2017)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (December 4-December 10, 2017)

December 4 thru December 10- 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 4 thru December 10- 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.

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December 7- Christmas on the Square
What: Christmas street festival
Where: on the Square, Waynesville
When: 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Pam Seda)- 573-774-6910

December 7 Christmas on the Square 2017

December 8 & 9- Journey to Bethlehem
What: Old Bethlehem comes to life with over 100 different characters and animals during this live nativity.
Where: Crocker Christian Church, 16200 Missouri 17, Crocker
When: 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker Christian Church– 573-736-5121
December 8 & 9 Journeys Flyer

December 8, 9, & 10- 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 9- 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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December 9- Richland Christmas Parade
What: Christmas parade
Where: Richland
When: Parade steps off at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028

December 9 Richland Christmas Parade

Looking Ahead:

Through December 31- City of Lights, Richland
Through January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
December 15, 16, & 17- PFAA presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, Waynesville
December 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 13- Bluegrass at the Barn presents Jimmy Allison & The Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert

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! (November 27-December 3, 2017)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (November 27-December 3, 2017)

November 27 thru December 3- 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

November 27 thru December 3- 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

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

December 1 & 2- PFAA presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
What: Live theater
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Curtain at 7:30 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 2- 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

Pulaski County Farmers' Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

Pulaski County Farmers’ Market is held year round in Waynesville, Missouri.

December 2- Laquey Christmas Parade
What: Christmas parade along Route 66
Where: Laquey
When: Parade steps off at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Buckhorn-Laquey Lions Club (David Hokanson)- 573-528-8840

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December 2- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park
What: Christmas festival
Where: Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: City of Richland Parks Department– 573-765-5187

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December 2- Lighted Christmas Parade
What: Christmas parade of lights
Where: Dixon
When: Parade steps off at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce (Ann Major)- 573-759-2121

December 2 Lighted Christmas Parade Dixon

December 3- Waynesville Christmas Parade
What: Christmas parade along Route 66
Where: Waynesville
When: Parade steps off at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County (Tim Berrier)- 573-774-3001

December 3 Waynesville Parade

December 3- Holiday in the Park
What: Holiday festival
Where: Saint Robert Community Center, 115 JH Williamson JR Drive, St. Robert
When: 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: City of Saint Robert Parks & Recreation– 573-451-2625

December 3 Holiday in the Park

December 3- Christmas on Main Street
What: Christmas festival
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall– 573-736-5327

December 3 Christmas on Main Street

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

Guide your sleigh to Pulaski County USA!

Looking Ahead:

December 4-December 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 4-January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, & 17- PFAA presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, Waynesville
December 9, 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
December 7- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville
December 8 & 9- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker
December 9- Richland Christmas Parade, Richland
January 13- Bluegrass at The Barn with Jimmie Allison & the Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert

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!

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!

November 25-December 31- City of Lights in Downtown Richland

November 25-December 31 City of Lights

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, & 17- Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

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

December 2- Laquey Christmas Parade

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December 2- Ole’ Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland

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December 2- Lighted Christmas Parade at Dixon

December 2 Lighted Christmas Parade Dixon

December 3- Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County Annual Christmas Parade at Waynesville

December 3 Waynesville Parade

December 3- Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert

December 3 Holiday in the Park

December 3- Christmas on Main Street at Crocker

December 3 Christmas on Main Street

December 7- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

December 7 Christmas on the Square 2017

December 8 & 9- Journey to Bethlehem live nativity near Crocker

December 8 & 9 Journeys Flyer

December 9- “Window Wonderland” Christmas Parade at Richland

December 9 Richland Christmas Parade

While in the area don’t miss Waynesville’s nativity scene, the decorated Route 66 bridge at Devils Elbow, and Christmas on the Square in Waynesville December 7th.

Elbow Bridge Daytime

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!

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Events for the week of December 27, 2016-January 1, 2017

December 27 thru December 31- Richland City of Lights
What: Festive Christmas light show, with music, that will amaze your friends and impress your kids!
Where: Richland
When: Light show is switched on at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

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December 31- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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Looking Ahead:
January 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 14- Lonesome Road LIVE in Concert, Dixon
January 21- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert

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

Ten Perfect Christmas Gifts for Route 66 Fans [UPDATED]

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Compiled by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
Updated 12/13/2017

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!

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

A Kid Growing Up On Route 66– Bill Wheeler had the distinct pleasure of growing up with Route 66 in his front yard. As a young person he got to experience the heyday and the final demise of Route 66. He witnessed the beginning of Interstate 44, an event that made a lasting memory for him. Growing up in Waynesville, Missouri and in the shadow of Fort Leonard Wood was an adventure to say the least. Bill left Waynesville after high school to attend college and serve in the military but the memories of Route 66 were fondly etched in his personal history. A Kid Growing Up On Route 66 is a firsthand account of Bill’s experiences. (Bill Wheeler 2015) $11.25

Route 66 Wooden Ornament– Decorating the Christmas tree is a beloved tradition around the world! Bring your love of the road to your evergreen with this laser cut Route 66 wooden ornament. MADE IN THE USA $6

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

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

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

 

Ten Must-Have Christmas Gifts for Pulaski Countians [UPDATED]

Used with permission, William Warby

Used with permission, William Warby

Compiled by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
Updated 12/13/2017

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!

*A Tour on Route 66 in Pulaski County DVD: Travel the 33 miles of the Mother Road in Pulaski County, Missouri, for a detailed look at the construction of Hooker Cut and scenic Devils Elbow. More than 260 vintage images of roadside architecture and attractions. (Big Piney Productions 2007) $10

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

TIP—Also pick up Mr. King’s second book, Justice! (James B. King Jr. 2004) $15

The Tiley Treasure by James B. King, Jr.

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

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

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

*Old Pulaski in Pictures: Uses more than 250 images to present some of the rich history of Pulaski County, Missouri. Seminal events and life-ways of two centuries of development are covered in four topics: Rivers, Rails, Roads, and Recreation. The vintage photographs and postcards are accompanied by text passages and captions that expand the content and meaning. They range from Daniel Boone’s saltpeter mining and trapping activities, through the founding of the railroad towns, to Route 66 and the construction of Fort Leonard Wood. Vintage photographs visit many of the more than 30 resorts that once dotted the banks of Pulaski County’s clear Ozark streams. (John Bradbury & Terry Primas 2012) LIMITED SUPPLY $24.99

TIP—Also available is Mr. Primas’ newest release Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri a local history (Terry Primas 2017). $24.99

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Old Pulaski in Pictures by Bradbury and Primas

*A Kid Growing Up On Route 66: Bill Wheeler had the distinct pleasure of growing up with Route 66 in his front yard. As a young person he got to experience the heyday and the final demise of Route 66. He witnessed the beginning of Interstate 44, an event that made a lasting memory for him. Growing up in Waynesville, Missouri and in the shadow of Fort Leonard Wood was an adventure to say the least. Bill left Waynesville after high school to attend college and serve in the military but the memories of Route 66 were fondly etched in his personal history. A Kid Growing Up On Route 66 is a firsthand account of Bill’s experiences. (Bill Wheeler 2015) $11.25

A Kid Growing Up on Route 66 by Bill Wheeler

A Kid Growing Up on Route 66 by Bill Wheeler

*The Roaring Roubidoux: Dan Slais is a retired middle school earth science teacher from the Waynesville R-VI school system. His somewhat organized thoughts on the Roubidoux Creek are a cross between textbook information and storytelling from his experiences on the creek. His wife Bobbie, son Tim, and daughter Leslie, are shown throughout the book in the pictures and tales. Currently, Dan is leading tours of Onondaga Cave and duck hunting. He is a founding member of Roubidoux Grotto. (Dan Slais) $15

The Roaring Roubidoux by Dan Slais

The Roaring Roubidoux by Dan Slais

*Pulaski County, Missouri Inspirations: Pulaski County, Missouri is a special place. Treasured by residents, cave divers, soldiers, historians, and writers, the area is a crossroads where people meet to share stories of good times and bad.

In the fall of 2016, the Military Writers Society of America gathered in St. Robert for a “History Crawl,” a tour of Pulaski County with speakers who shared their special insights of the area. The attendees ranged from novices to experienced novelists, from historians to true crime researchers, from veterans who tell their tales with equal parts of affection and sorrow to quilters who interpret events with graphic narratives in cloth and thread.

This anthology represents the collective literary efforts of the writers who shared a long weekend exploring the extraordinary communities that make up Pulaski County. Their work includes short fiction, true crime tales, ghostly narratives, historical pieces, and a travelogue or two. All reflect the hospitality of the citizens and comradery of the visitors.

Authors include: Micki Voelkel, JB King, Gary Best, Bob Hathaway, Laura (Abernathy) Huffman, Denise Seevers, Luke, Pat McGrath Avery, Dawnmarie and Raymond Cecora, Beth Wiles, Christopher Avery, Joe Campolo Jr, Sherry Hathaway, and Joyce Faulkner.   (2017) $16.95

Inspirations

History Pulaski County Missouri Volume I: The first history book of Pulaski County! This volume includes historical news items, histories of selected Pulaski County organizations & churches, listings of office holders, and submitted family histories. A must have for anyone with family roots in Pulaski County, Missouri. (Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society 1982) $30

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

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

Tombstone Inscriptions of Pulaski County: In the early 1980’s Pulaski County Historical Society volunteers visited all known cemeteries in Pulaski County and painstakingly recorded the tombstone inscriptions. Their research was published in two volumes in 1984 and 1985. Ten years later, in 1995, editor Leonard Fetterhoff combined the editions, along with a surname index. This book is invaluable to researchers, genealogists, and historians. Many of the stones documented in the 1980’s are no longer legible today. (Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society 1995) $22.00

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

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

*Details and information courtesy of the authors.