Sesquicentennial Celebration of Richland, Missouri

DATE: August 14, 2019

City of Richland 150th
Richland, MO is about to be 150 years old, and everyone is invited to the birthday party.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, the City of Richland in central Missouri will be hosting a Sesquicentennial Celebration honoring its designation in 1869 as a “city of the fourth class.” Events are planned and shops will be open from 2-8 p.m.

On hand for the celebration will be the Cave State Cruisers classic cars, including Model T’s that will offer rides. Events will include live music a hot dog eating contest, a petting zoo, train rides, a corn hole tournament, balloons for kids, a photo booth, silent auction, games for kids and adults, craft booths, food/drinks/ice cream, and opportunities to see and experience Richland’s “rich” history through poster-sized news clippings, a visit to the H.E. Warren Store, circa 1870, a guided tour of the town’s 50+ year old bank vault, and ice cream at the Brick Emporium, housed in a 1913 restored brick building on Pine Street.



A Surveyor, M. Santee, saw the need for towns along the Southwest Railroad Company. In the fall of 1869, he surveyed and laid out, on both sides of the railroad track, the site that was to become the town of Richland. One of the first buildings was a store erected by Captain H.E. Warren and Sam Gibson. This became the H.E. Warren Store, which is still prominent today.

Named for G.W. Rich, a director of the railroad, Richland has maintained its ties to the railroad, with an active line today.

In the late 1870s, Dr James Titterington erected the Richland Steam and Flouring and Saw Mills. In 1877, the St Louis and San Francisco Railroad gained control of the Southwest Railroad Company and assured the towns being a shipping point between Springfield and St. Louis.

Richland had been incorporated as a village at the beginning of its existence and in 1869 was incorporated as a fourth-class city with its first Mayor being M.W. Rice. By 1890, Richland was a thriving business center with active stores, a band, newspaper, public school, a private academy, churches, lodges, two flouring mills, a sawmill, broom factory, marble works, lumberyard, two hotels and many professional men.

In the early 1930s, two men from Tulsa bought several creek farms west of Richland and began to raise goldfish. In this manner, Ozarks Fisheries, Inc. was established, and it is a global flourishing business today.

The 50+year-old bank vault door that is a work of art.

The 50+year-old bank vault door that is a work of art.

BronzeFest 2K19 Schedule of Events & Vendor List

Bronze Fest 2K19 Promo

Weekend plans! Head to Pulaski County September 7th & 8th for BronzeFest 2K19 ! Held at Ruby's Landing near Waynesville, Bronzefest 2K19 is Ozark Smallmouth Alliances’ premier event! Two days of food, music, fishing, raffles, and seminars! Free.The.Fighter! Plan your Bronzefest weekend at Purchase your Bronzefest 2K19 tickets today at

Posted by Pulaski County USA, Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center on Thursday, 25 July 2019


22474 Restful Lane
Waynesville, Missouri

September 7 & 8 2019

Benefitting The Fallen Outdoors


September 7th

9:00 a.m.- Gates open
9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.- Vendors and exhibits @Main Pavilion
All Day- Raffles @Big Tent
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Kids Fishing Derby @ pond by the Pavilion
Prizes for the biggest, smallest and most! (10 and under please) Bring your own gear or use ours!
10:00 a.m. Fly Casting contest-distance and accuracy! @Moonshine Rod Booth
11:00 a.m.- Pitching and flipping Contest @19 Delta Baits Booth
All Day- Fly tying with MAKO @Vendor area
2:00 p.m.- Pitching and flipping contest @19 Delta Baits Booth
4:00 p.m.- Fly Casting contest- distance & accuracy. @Moonshine Rod Booth
5:00 p.m.- Catered dinner by Vidies Catering is served @The Pavilion (included in ticket price)
6:30 p.m.- Raffles end
7:00 p.m.- Raffle drawings
8:00 p.m. until ?- Live Music by the Flat Creek Drifters


September 7th

10:00 a.m.- River Fishing Tactics and Techniques by Bass Pro Shops Pro Stacy Howell @Boat Launch

11:00 a.m.- Science of the Streamer by Jeff Trigg @Community Center

12:00 Noon- Smallmouth Streamer Tactics by Ryan Walker @Boat Launch

1:00 p.m.- River Fishing Tactics and Techniques by Bass Pro Shops Pro Stacy Howell @Boat Launch

2:00 p.m.- Science of the Streamer by Jeff Trigg @Community Center

3:00 p.m.- Smallmouth Streamer Tactics by Ryan Walker @Boat Launch

4:00 p.m.- Stand up paddle boarding [SUP] Basics by ShowMeSUP’s TJ Holman @Boat Launch


19 Delta Baits
Nate Karnes Art
The Fallen Outdoors
Grim Reaper Products and Hunting Dogs
Traq1 Fishing
Stacy Howell Angling
Show Me SUP
MAKO Fly Fishers
Moonshine Rod Company
SOLID Tackle
LeadCo Sinker and Lure Company
On River Thyme
The Ozarks Sportsman’s Box
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

Get your BronzeFest 2K19 tickets today! Your $20 advance ticket ($25/Gate) includes riverside primitive camping, catered dinner, and all the festivities. Kids under 6 receive FREE admission! (Haunted River Float is NOT included in BronzeFest 2K19 ticket price)

Free. The. Fighter.

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Schwagstock 48 Lineup Guide

Schwagstock 48, a weekend campout concert experience, takes place July 26th and 27th 2019 at Pulaski County Shrine Park in Waynesville’s Buckhorn neighborhood. The family-friendly music festival lineup features 9 bands on Mid-Missouri’s largest outdoor stage including The Schwag and Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, and Jaik Willis. The Dancing Bear Tribe performance artists will inspire festivalgoers through their performance art.

Schwagstock 48 Promo

Head to Pulaski County July 26th through July 28th! Family-friendly Schwagstock 48 festival kicks off Friday with a lineup that ranges from Missouri Stompgrass to Reggae and two nights of Grateful Dead Experience- The Schwag! Performance artists, fire spinners, drum circles, and a bonfire make this festival a weekend campout concert experience! Plan your festival weekend at #WeekendPlans

Posted by Pulaski County USA, Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center on Thursday, 20 June 2019

Schwagstock 48 July 26 & 27


The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts all over the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working song list of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For four years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country as the bass player for JGB (Jerry Garcia Band).

The Schwag- Jimmy Teabeau, Sean Allen Canan, Dan Moulder, & Dave Clark. Images by Jeremy Scott Photography.

The Schwag- Jimmy Tebeau, Sean Allen Canan, Dan Moulder, & Dave Clark. Images by Jeremy Scott Photography.

During last year’s Schwagstock 47 the band jammed their way through two high-energy set lists on Friday and Saturday nights. Both performances ended with encores that escalated the good vibes and left the crowd both wanting more and exhausted. As special guest Brody Buster’s harmonica dueled with Sean’s guitar and Jimmy’s bass everyone was on their feet reveling the uniqueness. Saturday night’s encore brought special guest Julian Davis’ mandolin to the mix. The Schwag does not disappoint. Don’t miss their sets during Schwagstock 48- or you might be kicking yourself.


Here is the recap video for Schwagstock 47 at the Shrine Camp in Waynesville, MO on July 20+21, 2018. We want to say a big thank you to all who attended and contributed to the event. Lots of fun….

Posted by The Schwag on Saturday, 28 July 2018


Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With their high-energy performance and unique sound, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops are a must see.

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops by Crissy MIles Photography

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops by Crissy MIles Photography


Jaik Willis is a strumming & drumming One Man Band, a wild fire-breathing freakshow; playing an 11 piece drum set with his feet while playing guitars / bass / & harps; while sing and beatboxing simultaneously, live with no looping or electronics. Performing 300 shows a year with appearances at Bonnaroo, Summer Camp Music Fest, Dunegrass, Schwagstock, the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fests etc. Jaik Willis got a shout out in Rolling Stone magazine for his vocal contribution to the Bassnectar album “FreeStyle” that debuted at #1 on iTunes.

Jaik Willis via Facebook

Jaik Willis via Facebook

Jaik Willis via Facebook

Jaik Willis via Facebook


The Driftaways are a 7-piece Reggae/Rock band from the St. Louis area. The unique mix of classic Jamaican styles such as Ska, Reggae, Roots, and Dub with a Blues-Rock twist give The Driftaways their one-of-a-kind sound. Amazing stage presence, soulful vocals, and a refreshingly creative sound are quickly making The Driftaways one of the hottest Reggae acts in the Midwest.

The Driftaways via Facebook

The Driftaways via Facebook


California, Missouri brothers form a band saluting the music traditional to their homeland: The Ozarks… where Old-Time Fiddle music received a quick flash fry of foot stompin’ Country Blues as it made its way across the Mississippi River. The songs are a collection of stories, often ancient in verse but timeless in meaning, and delivered with sunny reverence for this forgotten music bred to uplift from the tangle of struggles in a bygone era. It’s music that prefers to draw you out, rather than draw you in.

In 2018, The Kay Brothers released their Self-Titled Debut Album and a companion video for their song, “Find Your Love,” recorded in an abandoned auto garage somewhere in Callaway County. Joined by Molly Healey and Roger Netherton on fiddles as well as “Shakin’ Jake” Allen on percussion, the Kay Brothers boast sibling harmonies, upright bass, guitar, tenor banjo, fiddle, harmonica, cello, washboard, congas, shakers, and an array of foot percussion. The mission: to preserve the rural music of our forefathers and mothers that used to fill the wooden barns that once dotted countryside on Saturday night and the small family churches on Sunday morning. That party is still going on…. it’s in your blood.

The Kay Brothers via Facebook

The Kay Brothers via Facebook

Cumberland Gap (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) by The Kay Brothers

We're SO excited to share our OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO for Cumberland Gap, filmed during a barn party in our hometown of California, MO! ? Full Album on Spotify ➜ Bussen Productions? The Bestgen Barn

Posted by The Kay Brothers on Monday, 25 February 2019


Born from the Ozark Mountains, Drifters Mile plays, sings, and writes folk music in a Country and Bluegrass Style. Drifters Mile got started in the winter of ’09, as the band “Deep Fried Squirrel” four guys in a trailer out in a field playing an odd mix of bluegrass, rock and funk. They grew into a full-on grassrock band. Then, through a few line-up changes, some moving around of other members, they slimmed down to a five-piece string band ready to start a new wave.

Drifters Mile by Ryan Fannin Photography

Drifters Mile by Ryan Fannin Photography


3 Son Green is a funk rock band that combines complex compositions with spontaneous improvisation. 3 songwriters and 3 singers give 3 Son Green a diverse sound, with tight rhythms and lush vocal harmony.

3 Son Green has shared the stage with bands such as Spafford, Pink Talking Fish, The Magic Beans, Ozric Tentacles, and Moon Hooch. 3SG performs at venues and festivals throughout the Midwest, including Crossroads KC, The Granada, The Madrid Theater, The Bottleneck, Power and Progress Festival, Spring Up Festival, Crossroads Music Fest, Wakarusa, and KC Psychfest.

3 Son Green is: Jamie Anderson (Guitar, Vocals), Ben Hutchinson (Keyboard, Vocals), Trey Green (Bass, Vocals), Joel Shipley (Drums)

3 Son Green via Facebook

3 Son Green via Facebook


Live Loops created by BongoJak Vs The Loop Machine. BongoJak is not limited to just percussion he also plays a variety of instruments including Guitar, Keyboard, Didgeridoo, Harmonica, Synth, Electric Drums, and almost anything he can get his hands on. He uses these instruments with a “Loop Machine” (a foot pedal recording device) to create full songs. His new all original mixed genre album “Rage Issue #1” has something for everyone to enjoy! BongoJak also plays a wide variety of cover tunes you know and love like Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, The Who, Bob Dylan and many more with a nice twist to each song. He also has several special guests at his shows from Hula-Hoopers to Juggling and sometimes adds other musicians as well. BongoJak vs the Loop Machine is more than just music it’s a SHOW!

BongoJak VS The Loop Machine at Schwagstock 47 in Buckhorn, MO. Image via Facebook.

BongoJak VS The Loop Machine at Schwagstock 47 in Buckhorn, MO. Image via Facebook.

BongoJak VS The Loop Machine at Schwagstock 47 in Buckhorn, MO. Image via Facebook.

BongoJak VS The Loop Machine at Schwagstock 47 in Buckhorn, MO. Image via Facebook.


Brother Francis and the Soultones is a band of friends who play music because it makes everyone happy. If it rocks, funks, or soothes the soul, the Soultones will be laying it down. Ryan Benthall, the Keyboardist/organist/vocals, is a graduate of UMSL’s music school and an accomplished player around town. Somewhere between Herbie Hancock and a mad romantic composer, Ryan adds a touch of class and ton of soul. Jacob Zengerling, Bassist/vocals, is a stylistic chameleon. A powerhouse when the moments right, or light as a feather if it brings it all together. Taylor Perkins, Drums, is a multi-instrumentalist with a knack for elevating those around him. His supportive, foundational playing easily moves in and out of different feels and textures. Brother Francis, Guitar/vocal, is an eccentric performer and talented songwriter. His songs come to life when the Soultones all begin to play. Fans have reported being immediately hypnotized by the pure joy radiating from the Soultones; creating an infectious experience that brings people to their feet.

Brother Francis and the Soultones via Facebook

Brother Francis and the Soultones via Facebook

Heading to Schwagstock 48? Check out Old Settlers Days while you are in Waynesville!

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39th Annual Old Settlers Day Schedule of Events

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39th Annual Old Settlers Days
Presented by Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society
July 26, 27, & 28 2019
Waynesville City Park
Waynesville, Missouri
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Schedule of Events:

Live entertainment at the stage
Civil War camps
President Lincoln
General Grant and his staff
Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloader Camps
Living History Demonstrations
Cavalry Drills
Infantry Drills
Weapons Inspections
Artillery Inspections
Crafters and food vendors

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7:30- An Evening with Grant on the stage at the park
(tickets may be purchased at the 1903 Courthouse Museum, Lone Oak Printing, or Pulaski County Tourism)

8:00 a.m. Civil War and Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Camps Open to Public
10:00- Opening Ceremony
10:30 -5:00- Back Porch Players at Pavilion 3
10:30- First Heat of the Armed Services-YMCA Duck Race
11:00- “Wire Road” Skirmish Reenactment
1:00- Armed Services-YMCA Duck Race Championship
2:00- Battle Reenactment
5:00-7:00- Camps Closed to Public
7:00- Period Dance with Music by the Back Porch Players open to the public
9:00- Night Fire and Artillery Show

Saturday ONLY

Tour the Old Stagecoach Stop Museum (served as a Civil War Hospital)

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Courtesy of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau

8:00- Civil War and Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Camps open to the public
9:00- Period Church Service at the Stage.
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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Courtesy of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau