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

St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad

 
 
St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2012
1. St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad Marker
Inscription.  In 1873 the St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad was completed from Cuba, forty-one miles south, to Salem at a cost of about $1,250,000. It was built to transport iron ore and lead from area mines to market, and later passenger service was added. In 1887, it was acquired by the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad Co. and operated as the Salem branch of the "Frisco" line. Although the branch never reached Little Rock, it operated for over 100 years aiding the economy and allowing people to travel from town to town.

July 2008
Sponsors: Anonymous Donor
Viva Cuba, Inc
Sculpture by : Glen & Curtis Tutterrow
 
Erected 2008 by Plaque donated by Peoples Bank.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is July 2008.
 
Location. 38° 3.783′ N, 91° 24.234′ W. Marker is in Cuba, Missouri, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Franklin Street (State Highway 19) and Washington Street (State Highway ZZ) on North Franklin 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
St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2012
2. St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad Marker
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within walking distance of this marker. Amelia (within shouting distance of this marker); The River (within shouting distance of this marker); History at the 4-Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayor Al West (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train (about 600 feet away); Peoples Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Apples and Barrels (approx. 0.2 miles 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 580 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022