An hour west of St. Louis,
Cuba is an historic stop along I-44
(60 years ago, an exit-ramp on
the original Route 66) . . .
souvenir shops, gas stations and
roadside motel rooms for travelers
headed to the west coast.
Remnants and abandoned one-room
stop-overs still remain, along with
Ozark scenic stops and rolling farmland.
Today, Cuba is the turn off for Missouri's
best "float trip" rivers and pristine trout streams.