This Week Around Pulaski County USA!


Events for the week of September 18-September 24, 2017

Welcome to the following groups:
September 18: Czech Route 66 Association (Česká asociace Route 66)
September 20 & 21: Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy
September 20-22: Midwest Wanderer travel bloggers (Skip & Connie Reed)

September 20- MVPA’s Historic Military Vehicle Display
What: Meet and greet & photo opportunity with MVPA Route 66 Convoy
Where: John B. Mahaffey Museum Parking Lot, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– (573)563-5034/4145

September 20 MVPA MWR Flyer
















September 22 & 23- PFAA presents “Dracula”
What: Community theater production
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

September 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 PFAA Dracula

September 22 & 23- Haunted River Float
What: Haunted float trip on the Gasconade River
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: First float at dark, last check-in at 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
Contact: Ruby’s Landing– 573.855.9567

Haunted River Float on the Gasconade River near Waynesville























September 23- 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. Last day for 2017 season.
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

September 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

September 23- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, call for exact start time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations

September 23 & 24- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch and family-friendly autumn activities & concessions
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 admission (ages 2 & up)
Contact: Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (Marilyn Moehle)- 573.759.9045

Looking Ahead:

September 29 & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 29, 30 & October 1- MidKnight Hollowfest, Waynesville
September 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 30, October 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 30, October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
September 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28- Haunted House & Corn Maze, Waynesville
October 7- Oktoberfest, Fort Leonard Wood
October 7- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville
October 8- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
October 20- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert
October 28- Truck or Treat, Crocker
October 28- Route 66 Challenge, Pulaski County
October 28- Zombie Run 5K/Trunk or Treat, Waynesville
October 28- Halloween Glow Run, Waynesville
October 31- Trick or Treat on Main Street, Dixon

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: or

Historic military convoy will stop in Pulaski County


Historic military convoy will stop in Pulaski County

Saint Robert, MO- August 22, 2017

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is pleased to announce the Military Vehicle Preservation Association ( 91st Anniversary Convoy with over 60 Historic Military Vehicles (HMVs) will retrace the original 1926 Route 66; launching from Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, 16 September, 2017 and scheduled to arrive in Santa Monica, California some 29 days later, on Saturday, 14 October. The procession will enter Pulaski County from the east on Historic Route 66 in late afternoon on 20 September, 2017 and is scheduled to travel to the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex at Fort Leonard Wood for viewing of the HMVs from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to meet and greet the owners and take photos. Visitors should be prepared to provide a current driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration to gain access to the post. Visitors will not need a pass for this event.

September 20 MVPA MWR Flyer

World War II caused a marked decline in civilian and tourist traffic, but it stimulated new business along U.S. 66, when it acted as a military transport corridor moving troops and supplies from one military reservation to another. Motels saw an increase in occupancy, as families of servicemen stationed at military bases stayed for long stretches. But more significantly, Route 66 facilitated perhaps the single greatest wartime mobilization, as thousands of jobseekers headed to California, Oregon and Washington to work in defense plants.

Route 66 had its official beginnings in 1926 when the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first Federal highway system. Like other highways in the system, the path of Route 66 was a cobbling together of existing local, State and National roads. The highway quickly became a popular route because of the active promotion of the U.S. 66 Highway Association, which advertised it as “the shortest, best and most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.

Each day’s plans have been carefully prepared, including a detailed route map, stopping locations for AM and PM breaks as well as lunch and dinner stops and lodging plans for all of the RT 66 ’17 teams.

This 2,400 mile / 29 day Convoy represents America’s longest Veterans’ parade, honoring the service and sacrifice of Veterans of all generations. Historic Military Vehicles on the Convoy will range from WWI-era to those just released from the US Armed Forces inventories. The privately owned HMVs include motor cycles, jeeps and large cargo trucks.

These Convoys (the MVPA has conducted 3 previous large-scale HMV Convoys) represent the ground forces legacy of the Nation, showcasing America’s Historic Military Vehicles of many types.

The Convoy will have the support of local, county and state law enforcement agencies in many areas along the Convoy route.

Follow the Convoy progress on line

Follow the Convoy on line with Facebook at

Find the schedule and detailed route map (available mid September) at

About MVPA: Established in 1976, the non-profit MVPA is dedicated to providing an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport.



RT 66 ’17 Convoy Regional Section 1 Officer
Brad Nelson