I hadn’t intended another post for 2009. I was finished with Viva Cuba’s “Progress and Continuity” post. Then I got this column from a Cuba writer Anne Shaw Heinrich that I thought that I would share. I call Anne a Cuba writer, but that is not strictly true. Anne graduated from Cuba High School where [...]
Photos were aken along the Route 66 mural corridor in Cuba, MO. These were taken Christmas morning about 10:00. It was 18 degrees out with a cold wind. I thought I would post a few Cuba pictures for those who are away from home. For a little more Cuba read “Recklein Commons creates an area [...]
There are eight Cubas in the U.S. besides Cuba, Missouri: Cuba, Alabama; Cuba, Illinois; Cuba, Kansas; Cuba, New Mexico; Cuba (village), New York; Cuba, (town), New York; Cuba City, Wisconsin; and Cuba Township, Minnesota Cuba, Alabama is about 71 miles SW of Tuscaloosa and has a population of about 320. Although Cuba, Alabama is small, [...]
To you and yours, our troops, and others who are away from home, we wish you a wonderful Christmas.
The Viva Cuba murals along the Route 66 corridor in Cuba, Missouri bring visitors from around the world to Cuba. In the process, we sometimes forge bonds that outlast a casual stop along the road. A few years ago a group driving vintage Austin 7 cars that they brought over from the British Isles to [...]
More Cuba,Missouri/Rt. 66-related artist news… Although Joseph Squires’ involvement with Route 66 has been lifelong, his designation as a Rt. 66 artist is relatively new. With the introduction of his first edition prints in his Route 66 Heritage Collection, Squires joins a group of artists who draw creative inspiration from the road. Two prints in [...]
In Cuba, Missouri, Missouri artist Ray Harvey painted the interior murals at the Victorian Manor assisted living facility and inside the Catholic Church. He painted the Bette Davis Mural, the murals on the 1931 Phillips 66 Station on Route 66, and the mural of Jesus on the Catholic Church School building. In 2009, he painted [...]
With the passing of retired Sergeant Woody Aytes, Cuba, MO lost an active community member, family man, and long-time area Highway Patrol Officer, who was a part of Viva Cuba‘s mural history. In 2007, one of the panels of the History at the 4-Way murals on the restored 1931 Phillips 66 station featured a vintage Highway [...]