This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (July 23-July 29, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (July 23-July 29, 2018)

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July 28- Ultra Sweaty Santa
What: 6-hour endurance race
Where: Devils Elbow
When: 6:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE registration, donations to Operation Christmas Child accepted.
Contact: Frog Fitness Group (Melissa Martinez)- 573-433-6684
https://www.facebook.com/ultrasweatysanta

July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day
What: Immerse yourself in a weekend of living history- featuring Civil War battle re-enactments.
Where: Waynesville City Park, Waynesville
When: Full schedule of events at https://wp.me/p2Gvbm-2eo
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
https://www.facebook.com/events/1200734773361817

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July 28- 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: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

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July 28- 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: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

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July 28- An Evening with Grant
What: Historian Wayne Issleb portrays General Grant as he reminisces about his life and events that led him to the United States presidency.
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East,Waynesville
When: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $8 adults, $5 children 12 & under
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-774-3050
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August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

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August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
August 31- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

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September 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, & 16- PFAA presents “Fall of the House of Usher,” Waynesville
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

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September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

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September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville

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September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert

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September 8- Shrimpfestival, Dixon

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September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

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September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

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September 28 & 29- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville

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October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert

October 6_7 ClawCon PREMIERE WARGAMING EVENT
October 6- Frogtober Fest, Waynesville
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

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October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

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October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
November 30- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1, 7,8, 9, 14, & 15- PFAA presents “A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts,” Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

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December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, & 23- PFAA presents “12 Angry Men,” Waynesville
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, & 22- PFAA presents “Pinocchio,” Waynesville

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!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

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38th Annual Old Settlers Day Schedule of Events

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38th Annual Old Settlers Day featuring Civil War battle reenactments
Presented by Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society
July 28 & 29, 2018
Waynesville City Park
Waynesville, Missouri

CONNECT with Old Settlers Day 2018 at https://www.facebook.com/events/1200734773361817

Schedule of Events:

ALL WEEKEND
Civil War Camps
Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader Camps
Living History Demonstrations
Cavalry Drills
Horsemanship
Infantry Drills
Weapons Inspections
President Lincoln (portrayed by George Buss)
General U.S. Grant (portrayed by Wayne Issleb)
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (Laughlin Park)

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY:
The Back Porch Players (at Pavilion 3)
Spike and Janis (at the stage)
Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe (at Pavilion 2)
Pyro Pat Productions (at the stage)

SATURDAY, JULY 28th
7:00 a.m.- Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter Annual 5K Run Registration
8:00 a.m.- Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter Annual 5K Run
8:00 a.m. Camps open to the public
10:00 a.m.- Opening Ceremony
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.- ASYMCA Duck Race
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.- Tour the 1903 Courthouse Museum
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.- Visit the Old Stagecoach Stop (served as Civil War hospital)
10:30-11:30 a.m.- Presentations by General Grant and President Lincoln
2:00 p.m. Battle Reenactment
5:00-7:00 p.m.- Camps closed to the public
7:00 p.m.- Period Dance with music by Back Porch Players. Public is invited and encouraged to attend
7:30 p.m.- “An Evening with Grant” at Theater on the Square (ticket purchase required)
8:30 p.m.- Night Fire & Artillery Show

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SUNDAY, JULY 29th
8:00 a.m.- Camps open to the public
9:30 a.m.: Period Church Service at the Stage. Public is invited and encouraged to attend.
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Gospel Music by the Back Porch Players
1:00 p.m.- Battle Reenactment
3:30 p.m.- Closing

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SPONSORS:

BAYMONT INN & SUITES
KIWANIS CLUB OF PULASKI COUNTY
HOPPER’S PUB
NONA’S KITCHEN
OLD SMOKE SHACK BBQ

Shuttle service to the Square provided by Bells Extended Stay and Suites

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Old Settlers Day 2017: Schedule of Events

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Old Settlers Day
Presented by Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society
July 29 & 30, 2017
Waynesville City Park
Waynesville, Missouri

Schedule of Events:

ALL WEEKEND
Civil War Camps
Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader Camps
Living History Demonstrations
Cavalry Drills
Horsemanship
Infantry Drills
Weapons Inspections
President Lincoln (portrayed by George Buss)
General U.S. Grant (portrayed by Wayne Issleb)
General P.H. Sheridan (portrayed by James Schilz)
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (Laughlin Park)

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Old Settlers Day 2016. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY:
The Back Porch Players (at Pavilion 3)
Terry Tanner (at the stage)
Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe (at Pavilion 2)
Pyro Pat Productions (at the stage)

SATURDAY, JULY 29th
7:00 a.m.- Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter Annual 5K Run Registration
8:00 a.m.- Army Engineer Association Sverdrup Chapter Annual 5K Run
8:00 a.m. Camps open to the public
10:00 a.m.- Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.- ASYMCA Duck Race
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.- Tour the 1903 Courthouse Museum
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.- Visit the Old Stagecoach Stop (served as Civil War hospital)
10:30-11:30 a.m.- Presentations by General Grant and President Lincoln
2:00 p.m. Battle Reenactment
5:00-7:00 p.m.- Camps closed to the public
7:00 p.m.- Period Dance with music by Back Porch Players. Public is invited and encouraged to attend
8:30 p.m.- Night Fire & Artillery Show

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Old Settlers Day 2016. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

SUNDAY, JULY 30th
8:00 a.m.- Camps open to the public
9:30 a.m.: Period Church Service at the Stage. Public is invited and encouraged to attend.
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Gospel Music by the Back Porch Players
1:00 p.m.- Battle Reenactment
3:30 p.m.- Closing

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Old Settlers Day 2016. Image by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

SPONSORS:

BAYMONT INN & SUITES
KIWANIS CLUB OF PULASKI COUNTY
HOPPER’S PUB
EVENTFUL CATERING

Shuttle service to the Square provided by Bells Extended Stay and Suites

*Schedule subject to change

Old Settlers Day 2016- A Pictorial

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Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders-Living History

In Pulaski County, Missouri the pioneer spirit is tangible when you are in the company of the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders. First formed in 1972 by Jim Livingston and Bill Miller, among others, the club encourages organized black powder rifle and pistol shooting. They teach and practice safe handling and proper care of the firearms that shaped the westward expansion of the United States and strive to improve marksmanship. Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders is also a character building club- honesty, fellowship, self discipline, teamwork, and self reliance are all essential to sportsmanship. KTM holds these characteristics in even higher esteem- they value them as the foundation of true patriotism.

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Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders circa 2009. Image courtesy of KTM.

When the club acquired their first property in the Gospel Ridge area they built a cabin. The members built it themselves- they even stripped the bark off the logs they harvested for the build. Later, when the club moved to their current location they couldn’t leave their handiwork behind. They disassembled the cabin and moved it piece by piece to be reassembled on the new property. True to their pioneer spirit they continued to improve upon the cabin, and their new land. They reinforced the doors of the old cabin. Blacksmith Lee Marek made hinges and hasps. Then in true pioneer tradition they fashioned another 25×25 cabin and connected the two with an 1800’s style dogtrot. Club member Harold F. Rakop, Jr. is quick to let one know that the best breeze is the one that blows through KTM’s cabin. Of course, the club continues to make improvements to their land. They have cleared some 40 acres of a hillside. Boy Scouts have camped at the site for several years and the club hopes to accommodate Girl Scouts in the future. They are in the process of adding a shower house and Eagle Scouts have installed bat houses, worked on the trail, created a meditation and remembrance area, and reworked the bridge that crosses the scenic creek that runs on the property.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders are known for their skilled black powder shooting but members also excel in other skills that were instrumental to surviving the harsh Ozark Mountains in the 1820’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Members can blacksmith, trap, build a cabin, start a fire, cook using a dutch oven, purify drinking water, and countless other tasks that were instrumental to survival during the earliest pioneer days.

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Blacksmithing was an important skill for the mountain men as they blazed their way west. Image via http://www.azblacksmith.org.

They can also spin a pretty good yarn around the campfire. Kathi Crawford likes to tell a story about her father- Don Cook, Bud Abbott, and Uncle Gene Baldwin. These three were “true mountain men” who would often spend the weekend at Abbott’s hunting cabin. Often, the same two neighbors would show up just as dinner was ready. These two didn’t even bring “moochin'” plates with them- they would just show up, borrow a plate, eat and leave. The mountain men were certainly neighborly, but after a time, it begin to set them wrong that the two men did not even offer a helping hand as a thank you. A few weeks later, the men returned to camp just as the mountain men were finishing their meal. Abbott took the last bites of his meal and set the empty plate on the ground in front of his dog Heidi. Heidi licked that plate clean with gusto. Eventually Abbott picked that plate up and ambled over to the cabinet and stored it away. Just as he closed the door to the cabinet he looked back and asked the two men if they wanted a plate to eat. They stammered excuses as they made their way to the door and that was the last the mountain men saw of the “moochin men”.

The members have formed a strong bond and became more than “just a club”. When informally polled every member listed the fellowship and camaraderie as one of their favorite things about Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders. Membership isn’t a given, however, the club is quick to extend an invitation to those interested in joining to attend an event and get to know the club.

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders will be encamped for their annual rendezvous on the banks of the Roubidoux during Old Settlers Day July 30 & 31st, 2016 in Waynesville, Missouri. Their camp will be open to the public both Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00 a.m.. The club will also conduct primitive skills demonstrations throughout the weekend.

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Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders during a fire starting demonstration. Image via http://www.pulaskimomastergardeners.org

To learn more about Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders contact Earl Ellegood, President, at kickapootracemuzzleloaders@gmail.com.

To learn more about Old Settlers Day please visit www.route66courthouse.com.

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To learn more about things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri please visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of July 25-July 31, 2016

July 30 & 31- Old Settlers Day & Civil War Reenactments
What: A weekend jam packed with living history!
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Saturday- Camps open at 8 a.m., opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Reenactment begins at 2:00 p.m. Period dance and music begins at 7 p.m. Sunday- Camps open at 8 a.m., period church service begins at 10 a.m. Reenactment begins at Noon.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
Schedule: http://wp.me/p2Gvbm-15X

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July 30- 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 1 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

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July 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Visit the Old Stagecoach Stop during Old Settlers Day! Ladies encampment, storytelling, & living history!
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:

August 5– I-44 Shoot Out Truck & Tractor Pull, Richland
August 6Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 279th Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cookoff, Buckhorn
August 27 & 287th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 2 & 3Haunted River Float, Saint Robert
September 3Railroad Days, Crocker
September 3Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

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

Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe- Heritage & Dance

Occasionally, in the Ozarks, on a cool and still night, with a good imagination, you can hear the faint sounds of “mountain music” drifting from the rugged hilltops to the valleys below. That music and accompanying dances brought the men and women who settled Pulaski County together in a social setting and offered a brief respite from the continual backbreaking work. The music and dances were also a tool that helped pass down stories, legends, and wisdom from one generation to another through song.

“Mountain music” will make a triumphant return to Pulaski County during this year’s Old Settlers Day. The two day event will feature The Back Porch Players and Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe– both groups strong believers in the power of music to pass down history and heritage.

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Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe can trace their beginning back to Springfield, Missouri near the turn of the 21st century. Comprised of folks from all walks of life, and of all ages, their goal is to preserve and raise the awareness of Scottish country dancing. Scottish heritage is shared by many Missouri families, dating back to Show Me State’s early days of settlement.

Scottish country dancing itself dates back to the early 16th century. Its popularity waned on occasion, but during the 18th century, to regain their Scottish heritage, it made its way back to Scottish castles, courts, and village gatherings. The dances themselves are social in nature and would sometimes vary from region to region. According to Raymond Purdom, FO’SDT coordinator, the first efforts to standardize the dances was made by Dr Jean Milligan and Mrs Ysobel Stewart in 1923. Their early efforts resulted in the Scottish Country Dance Society which is now the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

Purdom also tells listeners that Scottish country dance could be the Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather of American square dancing. He does note significant differences though- Scottish country dancing is on the balls of the feet, while square dancing is stepping and sliding. Gentlemen are generally in a kilt, wearing the tartan of their clan ancestry and the ladies are in period dresses which makes for a colorful and entertaining presentation. Dances can commemorate battles, weddings, romances. Sometimes even death. Purdome relays that “Reel of the 51st” was written by a British Lieutenant who was captured in the early days of World War II. The dance was a morale booster for the POW’s- and helped to keep their German captors puzzled and confused.

During their 12th consecutive appearance at Old Settlers Day the troupe will perform jigs, strathspeys (similar to, but slower than the reel), reels, and waltzes.

Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe will be performing at Pavilion 2 beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

To learn more about Flower O’Scotland Dance Troupe and Scottish country dancing please visit http://floweroscotlanddancetroupe.yolasite.com

To learn more about Old Settlers Day please visit www.route66courthouse.com.

To learn about more things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri, please visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

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