The Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation has produced a series of ornaments of landmarks that evoke our heritage. The first ornament in the series was The Old Stagecoach Stop, introduced in December of 2001. The second ornament, the Fort Wood Main Gate, was made available in December of 2002. The third ornament in the series, the Old Pulaski County Courthouse was unveiled at the November 2003 Annual Meeting. The Devil's Elbow Cafe, ornament Number Four, commemorates the popular eating spot that stood on Route 66 for 40 years, until it burned in the late '70s. Our fifth ornament is the Bell Hotel, introduced at the November 7, 2005 Annual Meeting. The Bell Hotel was a fixture on old Route 66 since its earliest days. The building still stands in West Waynesville but is now the Waynesville Memorial Chapel. The sixth ornament is the Headquarters building on Fort Leonard Wood in 1941. Our seventh ornament is Rigsby's Service Station, which stood on the corner across from the courthouse in Waynesville and on Route 66. The eighth ornament in the series is the Frisco Caboose that sits in the Norma Lee Mahalevich park in Crocker. The railroad created Pulaski County's northern tier of communities, namely Dixon, Crocker, Swedeborg, and Richland. Number nine is Miller's Market, which stands in the resort hamlet of Devil's Elbow on the old Route 66. It is now named Shelden's Market. The tenth and final ornament in the series is Hooker Cut on the "new" Route 66, the four-lane pavement built in 1942 to expedite traffic movement to and from Fort Leonard Wood. The ornaments come with a string for hanging or can be affixed with a magnet. These ornaments have proved very popular as collectibles or gifts.
The Bell Hotel On the Mother Road ca. 1931 Post Headquarters Fort Leonard Wood 1941 Rigsby's Service Station Waynesville, Route 66, 1951
Frisco Caboose in Crocker, MO
Miller's Market, Devil's Elbow
These ornaments are approximately 3 inches high and 6 inches wide and are available at the Old Stagecoach Stop or by mail. Each ornament is $6.00 or the set of ten for $50.00. To order by mail, send check for number of ornaments plus $3.00 s/h to: