The Gold Star Mural just off Route 66 in Cuba was painted just after the tragedy of 9/11. Planned prior to the event, with its tribute to the young men from the Cuba area who had lost their lives during WWII, it seemed an apt expression of the feeling of patriotism that swept the country at the time. The train in the mural is The Blue Bonnet. During W.W. II the Blue Bonnet, a Frisco train named after the Texas state flower, was a familiar sight with its distinctive blue and white cars. It was this #7 train that whisked away Cuba’s service men as they left their homes to protect America’s way of life and values. These young men sometimes gave their lives to keep the light of freedom burning.
102 S Filmore St
Cuba, MO 65453