This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of April 24-April 30, 2017

Welcome to Pulaski County USA- Engineer Regimental Week!

April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair
What: Family-friendly living history event- experience life in pre 1840’s fur trade and mountain man encampment.
Where: Kickapoo Trace Club, 16490 Cracklin Drive, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders (Earl Ellegood)- 573.855.0984

April 29 KTM Fun Day

April 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

April 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

May 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 6- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse, Waynesville
May 6- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
May 13- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse, Waynesville
May 13- Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville
May 20- You Lead From The Front 5K/10K, Fort Leonard Wood
May 20- Vintage Market Day & Classic Car Cruise-In, Dixon
May 20- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 20- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 26 thru May 29- Mid America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn
May 27- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 27- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

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

Ten Must-Have Christmas Gifts for Pulaski Countians

Used with permission, William Warby

Used with permission, William Warby

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 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. SOLD OUT (James B. King Jr. 1991) $15

The Tiley Treasure by James B. King, Jr.

SOLD OUT The Tiley Treasure by James B. King, Jr. SOLD OUT

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) $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

*Records from Post Waynesville 1862-1865: A must have for Civil War historians! When occupied by Union troops in June of 1862, Waynesville was a small Ozark village of 94 citizens, residing in little more than a dozen residences. It was strategically located on the St Louis-Springfield Road, midway between the railhead at Rolla and the next post west at Lebanon. The 5th Missouri State Militia cavalry regiment spent much of its time escorting wagon trains from one side of the county to the other. The wagons carried supplies for camps and fortifications in southwest Missouri. The troops also made forays into the countryside to locate bushwhackers. The citizens of the town and county were divided in their loyalties and suffered depredations by both sides. STOCKING STUFFER!  (John Bradbury and Terry Primas 2016) $5

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

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

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) $22.25

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.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of July 5-July 10, 2016

July 9- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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July 9- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

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Looking Ahead:

July 30 & 31- Old Settlers Day & Civil War Reenactments, Waynesville
August 5- I-44 Shoot Out Truck & Tractor Pull, Richland
August 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 27 & 28- 7th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 2 & 3- Haunted River Float, Saint Robert
September 3- Railroad Days, Crocker
September 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Pumpkin Patch Season is just around the corner!

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

36th Annual Old Settlers Day Schedule of Events

Correct 2016 OSDay Poster

Immerse yourself in a weekend of living history!

36th Annual Old Settler’s Day Schedule of Events
(subject to changes)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

7:00 a.m.
Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter 4th Annual 5K Run Registration

8:00 a.m.
Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter 4th Annual 5K Run
Civil War Camps open to the public with demonstrations (all day)
Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Camps open to the public with demonstrations (all day)
Living History Encampment at Old Stagecoach Stop (all day)

10:00 a.m.
Opening ceremony at the stage
President Lincoln speaking
Pledge & Prayer
National Anthem performed by Christiana
The Back Porch Players
1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum On The Square opens
Old Stagecoach Stop Museum On The Square opens

10:30 a.m.
General U.S. Grant as portrayed by Wayne Issleb (on stage)

11:00 a.m.
The Back Porch Players (on stage)
Cavalry Drills
Horsemanship and demonstrations by horseback

12:00 p.m.
Connor Howley performing Celtic music (on stage)
Infantry drill demonstrations
Artillery inspections

12:30 p.m.
President Lincoln as portrayed by Lance Mack (on stage)

1:00 p.m.
The Back Porch Players (on stage)
Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe (at Pavilion 2)

2:00 p.m.
Civil War March from Waynesville Fort to the Old Stagecoach Stop and on to the park
Beyond The Circle Dancers (at the stage)

3:00 p.m.
The Back Porch Players (on stage)

4:00 p.m.
Closing

5:00 p.m.
Civil War camps close to the public for dinner

7:00 p.m.
Period dance and music by The Back Porch Players for the public

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

8:00 a.m.
Civil War camps open to the public
Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader camps open to the public

10:00 a.m.
Period church service (at the stage) followed by Gospel music by The Back Porch Players

12:00 p.m.
Battle Reenactment

Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society would like to thank the following sponsors:

Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County
Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt
Colton’s Steak House & Grill
Waynesville Downtown Business Association
Rinehart Food Service (Jason Hume)
Xmind Designs and Catering (Jeff Russell)
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of May 9-May 15, 2016

Welcome To The Following Groups:
Czech Route 66 Association (Česká asociace Route 66)

May 13- Farmers’ Market at Fort Leonard Wood
What: Farmers Market
Where: MWR Rec Plex, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Sheltered Workshop (Amanda Williams)- 573.765.2500
*For information on accessing Fort Leonard Wood contact Amanda Williams at 573.765.2500

May 14- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at the Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

May 14- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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May 14- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO is an Ingress portal. Photo by Terry Primas.

May 14- Confederate Railroad LIVE In Concert
Where: 25955 Highway P, Richland
When: 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door.
Contact: Roadhouse Bar & Grill– 573.765.5002

May 14- Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad at Roadhouse Bar & Grill May 14th!

Looking Ahead:

May 21, & 28- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 21- Volkslauf Mud Run, Fort Leonard Wood
May 27 through May 30- Mid-America Freedom Rally XXVIII, Buckhorn
June 4- 2nd Annual Dixon Hilly Run 10K, Dixon
June 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
June 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, & 25- PFAA Presents “Gifted”, Waynesville
June 15-18 Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 18- Route 66 Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 21-25 Tri County Fair, Richland
June 25 & 26- Cave State Cruisers 29th Annual Car Show, Waynesville

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

Pulaski County History Crawl- J.B. King

By J.B. King
Author of “The Tilley Treasure” and “Justice”

My father was a World War II and Korean War veteran who retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. Dad settled our family in Salem, Missouri, and as a result I am a 1965 graduate of Salem Senior High. I attended the School of the Ozarks at Pt. Lookout, Missouri and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in August 1969. I entered the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy immediately after college on Sept. 16, 1969. Upon graduation from the MSHP academy I was assigned to the Waynesville/Ft. Wood Zone of Troop I in December of 1969. Pulaski County has been my home since then. My career with the Patrol resulted in many commendations and I am one of a very small group of Troopers who have been awarded the Medal of Valor by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. I retired as the local zone sergeant in June of 2001. Shortly after retiring I became a reserve officer for the Waynesville City Police.

In 2004, I ran for the elected office of Sheriff of Pulaski County. (Be careful what you run for, you may be elected.) I won the first race and I was reelected for a second four year term in 2008. The eight years I spent as Sheriff of Pulaski County presented me with more challenges and difficulty than I had ever faced before. I like to think I did a good job in office especially in view of the problems I faced. I retired as Sheriff on 12-31-2012. The following week I became a deputy serving under our new sheriff. I am currently assigned to the detective division as a reserve (read no pay) officer who specializes in cases of financial exploitation against older adults. In 2016, I will start my 46th year in active law enforcement.

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J.B. King will be a featured presenter during Pulaski County History Crawl. Photo courtesy of the author.

I am married to the former Cheryl Ann Moore of Dixon, Missouri and I have one son, Taylor. I am a past president of the Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation. I have written two books about the American civil war in Missouri. These books are The Tilley Treasure and Justice. They both contain material on Pulaski County history. I am generally regarded as one of the best experts on Pulaski County history and have written many newspaper articles on local history along with other special Missouri based publications.

At present I am considering third book and am struggling to understand the world of online book publishing and online sales efforts. I now have some time to continue my lifelong interest with the events of World War II and other military history in general.

This article first appeared in “Dispatches”- the quarterly publication of the Military Writers Society of America. To view the issue in its entirety please visit http://www.mwsadispatches.com/dispatches/2016/1/17/winter-2016

Military Writers Society of America is hosting “Pulaski County Missouri History Crawl” September 30th through October 2nd, 2016 in Saint Robert, Missouri. This event will especially appeal to authors, historians, researchers, photographers, journalists, bloggers, and educators. Learn more at http://slate.adobe.com/cp/EDCUA. History Crawl spaces are limited, make your reservation today by contacting Pat Avery at patavery@gmail.com.

Mr. King will be a featured presenter during the Pulaski County History Crawl. You can purchase his books through Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of April 18-April 24, 2016

April 23- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

April 23- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO is an Ingress portal. Photo by Terry Primas.

Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville is open this Saturday! FREE admission!

Looking Ahead:
April 30- Mountain Man/Blackpowder Fun Day, Rendezvous, & Trade Fair, Dixon
May 7, 14, & 21- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
May 7, 14, & 21- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 7, 14, & 21- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
May 21- Volkslauf Mud Race, Fort Leonard Wood
May 27-30- Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

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