Category: History & Heroes

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Mark Hanna

Marcus Alonzo Hanna, Ohio Senator, was the namesake of the community and post office of Hanna, Missouri in Pulaski County. 1. Hanna attended the same public school, Cleveland (OH) Central High School, as John D. Rockefeller. Hanna attended Western Reserve College but was expelled for a prank. 2. Hanna, who “had as much to do… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Champ Clark

James Beauchamp “Champ” Clark was the namesake of Clark National Forest in Missouri. A portion of this National Forest was located within the boundaries of Pulaski County, Missouri. In 1973 CNF was “administratively combined” with Mark Twain National Forest. In 1976 Clark National Forest was absorbed by Mark Twain National Forest. 39,177 acres of MTNF are located inside Pulaski County.

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Mark Twain

Mark Twain National Forest in southern and central Missouri is named in honor of author, newspaperman, and humorist Mark Twain. 39,177 acres of MTNF are located in Pulaski County in the Houston-Rolla-Cedar Creek Ranger District.

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is named in honor of United States Army officer Leonard Wood. 1. Wood served as personal physician to Presidents Grover Cleveland and William McKinley. 2. Wood, and future president Theodore Roosevelt, organized the Rough Riders, “one of the most unique army units the world has ever seen.” The unit was comprised… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Anthony Wayne

Waynesville, Missouri is named in honor of American Revolutionary War hero Anthony Wayne. 1. Wayne once requested his own court martial proceedings- to clear his name. After due consideration, the court unanimously decided that Wayne “did every duty that could be expected from an active, brave and vigilant officer, under the orders which he then… Read more »