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Cuba in Crawford County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2012
1. Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train Marker
Inscription. During World War II the Blue Bonnet, a Frisco train named after the Texas state flower, was a familiar sight with its distinctive blue and white cars. The train was a major form of transportation from 1927 to 1967, and during World War II this #7 train whisked away many of Cuba's service men as they left their homes to protect our way of life.

"Gold Star Boys" designated those that were killed in combat while on active duty in the armed forces. Small pins worn by family members had a gold star on a purple background, bordered by a gold laurel wreath. The gold star was a symbol of the supreme sacrifice made by that person while serving his country. Shown from left to right: Dale K Hudson, Preston A. (Bud) Gibson Jr., Rex Hillard Powell, Lawrence E. Grant, Floyd Cecil Vaughn, and Ralph Burrnell Fishwick.

Gold Sponsors
Meremec Electrical Products
An Anonymous Donor
Bronze Sponsors
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Foundation
Missouri Arts Council
Wal-Mart
Mr. Richard Grayson, a Cuba Native & President of Frisco 1969-1980
Workman Construction/Wallace House
Viva Cuba wishes to thank all other contributors
 
Erected 2001 by Plaque donated by Peoples Bank. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location.
Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2012
2. Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train Marker
38° 3.725′ N, 91° 24.339′ W. Marker is in Cuba, Missouri, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (State Highway ZZ) and Filmore Street, on the right when traveling east on West Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cuba MO 65453, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peoples Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Apples and Barrels (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Millworks (about 500 feet away); County Fair (about 500 feet away); The River (about 600 feet away); Amelia (about 600 feet away); St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuba.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2012
3. Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train Marker
Shown from left to right: Dale K Hudson, Preston A. (Bud) Gibson Jr., Rex Hillard Powell, Lawrence E. Grant, Floyd Cecil Vaughn, and Ralph Burrnell Fishwick.
Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2012
4. Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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