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

Bette Davis

 
 
Bette Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 25, 2021
1. Bette Davis Marker
Inscription.  In November 1948, Academy Award actress Bette Davis and her husband arrived in a Packard station wagon at the Southern Hotel. Reporter Wilbur Vaughn asked for a photo. Refused, he snapped a photo anyway and was chased by Davis' irate husband. Vaughn raced down Main St. and across a lot behind the Shell Station. When Vaughn heard a thud behind him, he turned to find the husband flat on his face in the mud. Lacking a flash bulb to take another photo, he made good his escape and the stolen photo appeared in the Cuba News and Review.
 
Erected by Peoples Bank and Three Rivers Publishing. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1948.
 
Location. 38° 3.837′ N, 91° 23.977′ W. Marker is in Cuba, Missouri, in Crawford County. Marker is on East Washington Street (Old U.S. 66) east of North Lawrence Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the Cuba Free Press building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 E Washington St, Cuba MO 65453, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Bette Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 25, 2021
2. Bette Davis Marker
Marker is under the Route 66 sign
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of this marker. Mayor Al West (approx. 0.2 miles away); History at the 4-Way (approx. ¼ mile away); St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); The River (approx. ¼ mile away); Amelia (approx. ¼ mile away); Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peoples Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuba.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bette Davis on Wikipedia. One of the most popular female movie stars during Hollywood's Golden Era, Davis (1908-1989) was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award ten times (won 2 for her roles in Jezebel and Dangerous). (Submitted on April 26, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Cuba, MO's Route 66 Murals. Known as "Mural City" along the Mother Road, Route 66, Cuba, Missouri has 14 murals painted in the town. (Submitted on April 26, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Marker #11 and Route 66 shield near the marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 25, 2021
3. Marker #11 and Route 66 shield near the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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