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 train whisked away many of Cuba's service men as they left their homes to protect our way of life.
"Gold Star Boys" designated those that were killed in combat while on active duty in the armed forces. Small pins worn by family members had a gold star on a purple background, bordered by a gold laurel wreath. The gold star was a symbol of the supreme sacrifice made by that person while serving his country. Shown from left to right: Dale K Hudson, Preston A. (Bud) Gibson Jr., Rex Hillard Powell, Lawrence E. Grant, Floyd Cecil Vaughn, and Ralph Burrnell Fishwick.
Meremec Electrical Products
An Anonymous Donor
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Missouri Arts Council
Mr. Richard Grayson, a Cuba Native & President of Frisco 1969-1980
Workman Construction/Wallace House
Viva Cuba wishes to thank all other contributors