Tag: Five Fast Facts

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 »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Casimir Pulaski

Pulaski County, Missouri is named in honor of Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski, more commonly known as Casimir Pulaski. Pulaski saved George Washington’s life during the Battle of Brandywine. The battle was Pulaski’s very first engagement with the British. The cornerstone of the Casimir Pulaski monument in Savannah, Georgia was laid by General Marquis de… Read more »