I recently attended the NSS Convention (cavers) in Pulaski County, MO, and spent several days relishing Route 66 history. My husband and I took in the historical sites as well as the fun and unique attractions.
We toured the Old Stagecoach Stop on the Waynesville square. Built before the Civil War, this building has functioned as a stagecoach stop, a wartime hospital and a hotel before it was finally condemned. Check its history at www.oldstagecoachstop.org.
|Devil's Elbow, MO|
We visited the Trail of Tears Monument on the National Historical Trail. Small groups of Cherokee rested and camped here during their forced trek westward. (http://www.iwritemyworld.com/2015/07/trail-of-tears-national-historic-trail.html).
|Near old trestle railroad bridge|
The town's restaurant, the Elbow Inn traces its history back to the 1930s when it was opened as the Munger Moss Sandwich Shop. The Munger Moss later relocated to Lebanon and that hotel is another great stop on Route 66. Today it operates at the unique Elbow Inn. Try their barbecue or the famous Taterburger. Oh, and be sure to check the ceiling above the bar.
I hope I've given you a taste of Route 66 in Pulaski Country. There's much more and it's definitely a fun adventure. Visit http://visitpulaskicounty.org/rt66.asp for more info.
|Sheldon's Market, Devil's Elbow|