We are wishing you a cool Christmas in Cuba, MO in 2012

Cuba, Missouri is ready for a “cool” Christmas season: the tree, the Christmas print, the History Museum, the parade, the lighting contest, the rocker, and more… The Tree Cuba, MO “Route 66 Mural City” has the “coolest” Christmas tree on Route 66. This blog entry from last year shows the tree during its first year […]

Cuba, the small town with big ideas, features its own Christmas print

A Route 66 Missouri gift idea waiting for you… Viva Cuba, the beautification group that commissioned Cuba’s murals, had long been wanting a piece of artwork with a Christmas scene. It didn’t seem right for a full-time mural. They discussed alternatives with Missouri artist Ray Harvey who was known for such scenes. Harvey had previously […]

Cuba, MO has wall-to-wall art: the rest of the story

Cuba, Missouri is known as the Route 66 Mural City, but that is only part of the story. One of the results of Viva Cuba’s 12 outdoor murals project is the support and participation of Cuba businesses for Cuba’s public art project. Some of Cuba’s other public art is very visible along Route 66 while […]

Those are big shoes to fill

Cuba,Missouri: Robert Wadlow, known as the Giant of Alton, Illinois, lived from 1918-1940 and was billed as the World’s Tallest Man. Although he was of normal size when he was born, a pituitary disorder caused him to grow to 8’11.1″ tall. He weighed 490 pounds and suffered from a number height-related ailments. At 13, it […]

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