The Gold Star Boys mural was painted right after 9/11/2001. It pictures the faces of six young men from the Cuba Area who fought in WWII and did not return to their families.
But then we found out that there was more to the story. Ralph Fishwick lost his life in the line of duty on a return convoy off the coast of Africa on December 2, 1942. We thought. Read on for the rest of the story.
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 [...]
Last night we received a tip from car buff Jerry McLain that the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour of classic cars would be traveling down Highway 19 to I-44 Exit 208 where they would turn right and travel west. Thousands of cars were expected to make the trip, and they were expected in Cuba between [...]
Cuba, Mo With a little computer technology, Viva Cuba’s very first mural has joined the green season, just in time for St. Pat’s Day. The subject of this mural, Mr. A.J. Barnett probably never realized that he would be the subject of a mural or that he would someday be portrayed as green. Who was [...]
This information is updated from a previous Cuba Free Press article. March 31, 1918-February 27,2012 RIP Cuba, Missouri: Henry Hayes, former owner of Hayes Shoe Store, was a cobbler, a businessman, a Baptist, a Lion’s Club member, a family man, a gentleman, and much more. He was known as a man of impeccable integrity, few [...]
There are some changes coming to 615 SW Main Street, which is located about a block south of Route 66 or Washington Street. Business cycles come and go and bring new ventures with them. The building was recently used as a restaurant, but with the departure of that tenant, owner of the building Andy Sanazaro, Jr. [...]
While Presidents Day, was originally designated to commemorate our first President George Washington’s birthday, it is has become a combination observance of Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays and, in some states, other local heroes as well. On Presidents Day in Missouri we might think of “our” President Harry Truman of Independence, Missouri whose birthday is May [...]
Last night was the Basketball Homecoming in our small town of Cuba, Missouri. I usually don’t attend these any more, but because many of my ex-students had been writing for weeks on Facebook about their getting together, practicing, and anticipating the performance of their old Pep Band under the direction of retired band director Stan [...]
Cuba, Missouri: The Midway Restaurant on Route 66 was a great place to socialize and meet friends in its day. Some of the match-ups were fleeting and did not last. For others, lasting bonds were formed that stood the test of time. The Midway Part II article that was recently published in the Cuba Free [...]
I think that I saw the coolest Christmas tree on Route 66 last night. I mean it is freezing cool. It is the creation of Rudd Heating & Cooling owner Chris Palmer and is on the lot next to his business on Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri. We’ve all heard of Frosty the Snowman, but [...]