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By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2012
Amelia Marker
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 5 — Amelia
This mural chronicle a Sept 4, 1928 account in the Muskogee Times-Democrat. Amelia Earhart left Scott Field in Belleville, Illinois in her Avro plane, with a destination of Muskogee, in route to Los Angeles. She later forced down outside of Cuba. No . . . — Map (db m58892) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 2 — Apples and Barrels
Via Cuba's second mural depicts one of the town's most fascinating eras, 1895-1920. During that brief period, the apple was king. By 1900, Cuba was the largest producer, processor, and distributor of applies in the state of Missouri. Closely related . . . — Map (db m58894) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 10 — Civil War
Viva Cuba's series of Civil War murals depict conflicts between troops of Confederate General Sterling Price and Union General Thomas Ewing in September 1864. The battles started at Fort Davidson near Pilot Knob, Missouri and ended with the rescue . . . — Map (db m58898) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 4 — County Fair
When Sen. Harry S. Truman campaigned for re-election in a close 1940 primary, two democratic committeemen were his only listeners on the steps of the adjacent Wallace house, as people kept hurrying past. He learned they were going to the homecoming . . . — Map (db m58924) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 3 — Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train
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 . . . — Map (db m58921) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 1 — Peoples Bank Celebrating 100 years 1901-2001
A.J. Barnett, the first cashier and President of Peoples Bank from 1920-1959, was mayor of Cuba, for ten years. The first city lighting system was installed during his first term in 1922. The mural shows him cranking the first Model T Ford in Cuba. . . . — Map (db m58899) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — St Louis, Salem & Little Rock Railroad
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. . . . — Map (db m58926) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 8 — The Millworks
This mural recreates the look of the 1948 Robert-Judson Lumber Company Millworks Building. The saying "measure twice, cut once, -was very much the rule when employee of 54 years Francis Nixon worked here. The building was the site of custom . . . — Map (db m58922) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 9 — The River
Viva Cuba's vintage river mural, The River depicts the use of the river as a source of recreation, beauty and transportation. Since Missouri is a from of the Indian word Missou-ly meaning canoe. It is an appropriate subject for the ninth mural. . . . — Map (db m58889) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Leasburg — Battle of Leasburg
Fought Sept. 29 and 30, 1864. The night of Sept. 27, 1000 Union troops under Gen. Ewing, forced to evacuate Ft. Davidson at Pilot Knob or be annihilated, escaped through enemy lines. Gen. Price sent Gen. Marmaduke and Gen. Shelby in pursuit. Union . . . — Map (db m108859) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Leasburg — Crawford County
Side A: Early noted for its rich banks of iron ore, Crawford County was organized 1829, and named for Georgia Sen. W.H. Crawford. In territory ceded by Osage tribes 1808, the county was roamed by the Delaware and Shawnee into the period of . . . — Map (db m55636) HM

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