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Cuba & Fanning, MO
Cuba calls it self the Mural City with good reason. Many, but not all
the many murals here are along the Mother Road as it passes through town.
Cuba calls itself the Mural City, this page shows why. There are
so many murals, plan on taking the time to see them ... read
913 East Washington St.
Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q is located on the site of Chester's Cafe and
Cooke Service Station that opened in 1944 as ... read
Red Horse Cabins
E Washington St at N. Main St.
Across from the Wagon Wheel Motel. This was the Red Horse Cabins
that opened in 1938. A station/garage/truck ... read
501 E Washington
A visit to Cuba by the famous actress Bette Davis is memoralized
in this mural on the Cuba Free Press building, Let's just say ...
Note: Turn south at the next street (Lawrence) then east on
N. Main St.
509 E. North Main St.
The Hotel Cuba started out as The Palcae hotel in 1915, but when
Route 66 open behind the hotel they changed the name and ... rear
601 E. North Main St.
You can't tell by looking at it now, but the Southern Hotel attracted
the famous movie star Bette Davis, at least for dinner and then
... read more
Note: Turn north on Clay (between the hotels) then west on E.
Washington St. (Route 66)
E. Washington St. at S. "A" St.
Viva Cuba, Cuba's beautification organization, built this wall for
the mural of the former businessman and long time mayor, Al West,
Sr. It was painted by the Whitesitt group of St Louis read
E. Washington St. at S. Franklin St.
Paul T. Carr built this cottage style filling station in 1932 as
a Phillips 66 station and was later expanded to include a ... read
Washington St & Franklin St.
Check out the 3-D steel replica of an 1873 locomotive. It was sculpted
by Glen & Curtis Tutterrow and is ... read
Side Trip: A short drive north on MO 19 will lead you to the
19 Drive-In just north of I-44.
Drive In Theater
5853 Missouri 19
The 19 Drive In Theater still has a few traditional speakers besides
the radio sound. As of 2008 it only had the traditional speakers
... read more
Back on 66: Just turn around and return to 66.
66 Cafe (Closed)
510 W. Washington St.
Neat sign! This was Ross & Ruby's Diner for 35 years before
becoming the Route 66 Cafe in the 1980s ... read
103 S Smith St.
Hayes Shoe Store has been on this corner since at least 1950. There
are a couple of really giant shoes on display here.... read
605 Washington Ave.
In 1885 John M. Wallace purchased two lots, one to build this house
on. In the 1920s it became ... read
Note: The next two buildings are directly behind the Wallace
100 N. Smith St.
The Millworks mural on this buildingtakes us back to 1948
when the building was the site of custom woodworking ... read
112 N. Smith St.
The old City Hall and Fire Station is still pretty true to its original
design. The city hall on the left and the fire barn on the right
in ... read more
822 Beamer Ln.
Go about 3.4 miles west of the Wallace House then north on Beamer
Lane to see this outdoor collections of gasoline signs, pumps &
more ... read more
Fanning is just a few miles west of Cuba on old Route 66 and just
east of I-44 exit 203.
5957 Highway ZZ
What may be the worlds biggest rocking chair stands outside the
Fanning 66 Outpost. Biggest or not, it's one huge ... read
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