Month: August 2018

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Cyrus Colley

Cyrus Colley is the namesake of Colley Hollow, west of Waynesville in Pulaski County, Missouri. Colley settled on 300 acres of land there in 1832. 1. “Cyrus Colley found on his farm an artistically made rock pipe-bowl, so well preserved that one of his ‘hired men’ fixed a stem to it and enjoyed a modern… Read more »

2018 River Bassin’ Tournament Trail National Championship Schedule

2018 River Bassin’ Tournament Trail National Championship Schedule Over $75,000 in cash & prizes! Friday September 21st 3:00-6:00 p.m. -Kayak demos by Ozark Mountain Trading Company 5:00-6:00 p.m. -Angler Q&A with Drew Gregory 5:00 p.m. -River Bassin’ store opens 5:00 p.m. -Kayak raffle ticket sales begin 6:00-7:00 p.m.- Pre-tournament rules meeting 7:00 p.m. -Dinner (location… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Joseph W. McClurg

Joseph W. McClurg, 19th Governor of Missouri, was the namesake of McClurg Street at Richland, Missouri in Pulaski County. 1. McClurg once served as deputy Sheriff in Saint Louis County. 2. An 1893 Shelbina Democrat news article describes McClurg as “an Ozark pioneer” and “The Prince of Merchants.” 3. To curb the rising costs of… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Uriel Crocker

Uriel Crocker, publisher and member of the board of directors of South Pacific Railroad, was the namesake of Crocker, Missouri in Pulaski County. Beginning as early as the 1920’s Mr. Crocker has often accidentally been misidentified as Eurilis J. Crocker.* 1. Crocker’s grandfather, Josiah Crocker, was a great admirer of Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” Crocker is… Read more »

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau Mourns the Loss of Leon Saxton Jr.

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau Board of Directors and staff express our deepest condolences to Leon Saxton Jr.’s family, friends, and loved ones. Leon has been a part of our tourism family for over a decade. At the time of his passing he served on our board as a restaurant representative. Leon was an avid supporter… Read more »