Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train

Cuba's Gold Star Boys aboard the Blue Bonnet Frisco Train (HM140E)

Location: Cuba, MO 65453 Crawford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 3.725', W 91° 24.339'

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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.

Gold Sponsors
Meremec Electrical Products
An Anonymous Donor
Bronze Sponsors
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
HM NumberHM140E
Marker Number3
Year Placed2001
Placed ByPlaque donated by Peoples Bank
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 10:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 639865 N 4213903
Decimal Degrees38.06208333, -91.40565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.725', W 91° 24.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 43.50" N, 91° 24' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 S Filmore St, Cuba MO 65453, US
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