Place:Cuba, Crawford, Missouri, United States

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NameCuba
Alt namesAmandasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29005506
TypeCity
Coordinates38.063°N 91.403°W
Located inCrawford, Missouri, United States
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Cuba is a city in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,356 at the 2010 census.

History

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Cuba was founded in 1857 by George Jamison and Wesley Smith. It was named after the island of Cuba.

Harry Truman visited Cuba during a tour of U.S. Route 66. He surveyed the property that would eventually become Indian Hills Lake. Indian Hills Lake was originally known as "Indian Head Lake" because the skull of a Native American was found during excavation.

Bette Davis and Amelia Earhart also visited the town. Their visits are commemorated in the Viva Cuba Mural Project.

Cuba was designated as the Route 66 Mural City by the Missouri legislature in recognition of Viva Cuba's Outdoor Mural Project. The beautification group commissioned twelve outdoor murals along the Route 66 corridor.[1] U.S. Interstate 44 now runs through Cuba.

Cuba was the site of the first Adopt a Highway program in the Missouri.[1]

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