Cuba, Missouri, today, tomorrow, & technology

Cuba, Missouri is proud of its history, its development, and its art. Viva Cuba sometimes boasts that we are a community where “Art Meets History.”
All of that’s still true, but Viva Cuba has also embraced technology and social media. In addition to this website and blog, we are on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

The citizens of Crawford County, Missouri buy P-47 WWII fighter plane

What was the reason behind this plane’s name that linked it to Crawford County Missouri where Cuba, Missouri is located. Did the pilot have a local connection? Thus, the googling began. It let me to several sites, some in the UK, where vintage photos and WW II aviation history is maintained. With permissions obtained to use photos and info, here’s the rest of the story of the Spirit of Crawford County Missouri P-47 plane.

Trolleys, trolleys, trolleys at Route 66 Cuba Fest 2012

“Clang, clang, clang” went the trolley “Ding, ding, ding” went the bell “Zing, zing, zing” went my heartstrings It was time for a Cuba Fest tour, I could tell “Chug, chug, chug” went the motor “Bump, bump, bump” went the brake “Thump, thump, thump” went my heartstrings I smiled for I knew it was the […]

Show-Me Missouri feature includes historic Cuba building

A recent email from author Jim Winnerman alerted me to the publication of his article on Mesker buildings that would include information on Cuba’s Mesker building¬†in Show-Me Missouri Magazine. A vintage Mesker building has a metal front applied to a rather plain building to give it architectural detail. It was a economical, quick way for […]

The Fanning General Store from 1930 to the present

Last weekend almost 900 runners raced ¬†4-miles west on Route 66 from the historic Cuba, Mo area to the site of the Fanning US 66 General Store and the site of the World’s Largest Rocking Chair at Fanning, Missouri. It was a beautiful day and a combination of fun, inspiration, and fitness. Many photos were […]

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