Monday, March 28, 2011

MURAL CITY

I have dedicated the GO-TO section of my blog to showcase local area attractions and favorite places that inspire and that I treasure.  This includes anything from the great outdoors to my favorite little shops, some will feature tablescapes and decorating ideas to boot.

I have been toying with the idea of hosting a little blog party called "GO-TO TUESDAY" where you could post some of the inspiring local attractions/or shops you GO TO in your neck of the woods.  It's funny how every area of the country has neat little out of the way places that are just chock full of inspiration.  I would love to hear about those places in your area and I thought a little blog party where you could showcase them would be so much fun.  WHATTA YA THINK?  I'm anxious to hear from you.

Hmmm, Hmmm, anyway on to my little GO-TO post for today...

Although Missouri is rich with natural attractions....today I want to share one of our areas man made attractions that is right smack dab in the middle of little ol', CUBA, MO, where I live...

Cuba is located along the famous HISTORIC ROUTE 66, you know the one that travels from Chicago to California, the one in which a gazillion OLD movies have been filmed.  Yes, THAT one. 



A few years back our town put together a little "beautify the city" project called "VIVA CUBA".  During this effort to beautify our little town, a few local ARTISTS got together and hand painted MURALS on several of the town's old buildings along ROUTE 66.   These murals depict and encapsulate "days gone by" when life along Route 66 was booming.  Many of them also depict historical events, such as scenes from the CIVIL WAR. 

Enough said I don't want to spoil the fun, now on to the TOUR....

Senator HARRY TRUMAN came to campaign in Cuba in the 1940 election...

Truman Fair Mural Cuba MO

Hayes Shoe Store is located on what was called "PROSPERITY CORNER".  This is a depiction of the general store which used to be on this corner.


Amelia Earhart made an emergency landing in Cuba on September 4, 1928

Amelia Earhart Mural

West became Mayor


Mayor Al West Mural Cuba MO

Working in the local sawmill and lumber company

People's Bank Mural Cuba MO


Oh the GREAT Missouri outdoors

Truman Fair Mural Cuba MO

This one is my FAVORITE...Stop the presses!  Bette Davis visited Cuba in November of 1948

Amelia Earhart Mural

Apple picking days

Apple Picking Mural

History at the 4-way

Wallis Oil Mural


BATTLE OF PILOT KNOB

Pilot Knob Civil War Mural


Are these INCREDIBLE or what? 

These are but just a few of Cuba's murals.  If you would like to SEE MORE....please by all means take a little internet trip over to http://www.cubamomurals.com/ where you can get a better view of Cuba's complete mural GALLERY....or if you are ever in my neck of the woods....take a ride over to beautiful Cuba, Missouri and view these beauties in person. 

I am linking up with:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Whassup Wednesday @ Elements Interiors
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
  
PS.  My next little GO-TO adventure has a little surprise and features this cabin... 


....STAY TUNED!

4 comments:

  1. Coming by to say hello! Thanks for popping over & leaving a comment about my Corbel's....I'm counting my blessings that i was so lucky to find such a treasure! I'm your newest follower! xoox, Tracie

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  2. Haven't been through Cuba in a few years. I grew up in SW MO, now living in NE MO. While my mother was living we took many trips on 44 to visit. Always enjoyed going through Cuba and other small towns on the way and actually drove much of the "mother road" through the years. Loved seeing these murals in your post. Perhaps we will make a little day trip over that way for a look in person.

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  3. These are wonderful...I am originally from Paducah, Ky and they have similar paintings on their sea walls...on the ohio River...I love visiting them...I would love to see the ones in your city also!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  4. Wow, The murals are fabulous! I would love to see these in person some time. Thanks for sharing this at my Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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