Cuba in Crawford County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train
"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.
Meremec Electrical Products
An Anonymous Donor
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Missouri Arts Council
Mr. Richard Grayson, a Cuba Native & President of Frisco 1969-1980
Workman Construction/Wallace House
Viva Cuba wishes to
Erected 2001 by Plaque donated by Peoples Bank. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 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. Touch for directions.
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); Meeting in Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederates in Cuba (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Apples and Barrels (about 300 feet away); Battle of Pilot Knob (about 300 feet away); Prosperity Corner (about 400 feet away); Amelia (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuba.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.