Highway 36 Treasure Hunt

September 16-17-18, 2016

Welcome to Cuba, Kansas

EVENTS

 PHOTOS

ABOUT

BUSINESS

ATTRACTIONS

EVENTS

PHOTOS

A little about our town

A Little History of Cuba

Hey . . . Were Famous!

Where is Cuba, Kansas?

Government

 

History of Cuba

Cuba Kansas was founded and names on March 23rd of 1886. The immigrants were mostly farmers and small town merchants. The naming of the town is somewhat obscure, historical noes relate that a man passing through the community stopped for a few days to make traveling money. This, widely traveled had been to such places as the island of Cuba. He felt the people of this new town and community were friendly and hard working  like those he had met on the island, thus he began to call the town Cuba. The name seemed to stick and remains Cuba, Kansas.

 

The town of Cuba has had three locations throughout the years. The original settlement consisted of a post office (established in 1868) and a school located 2 1/2 miles North and 3 miles east of present day Cuba. Cuba was moved one more time after that to where the current town thrives. In the late 1800's the rail line was the lifeblood of the Midwest and Cuba was relocated to stay on the path of the train.

 

Czech Heritage

Many early settlers to the area were Czech immigrants from Bohemia that settled in the mid 1870's. Originally the majority of the population of Cuba were of Czech and Austrian decent. Cuba still holds a very rich Czech heritage, you can still find Old Recipe Czech Bologna and Jaternice at the local grocery store, hear polka music on main street and find a delicious Kolache in town.

The Adopted Son of Cuba

A special "Thank You" goes out to a great friend of the town and former Republic County resident Jim Richardson for putting Cuba in the National Spotlight on more than one occasion. Jim has been documenting Cuba in the beauty of black and white for well over 30 years. With his passion for seeing through a dying small town and finding a town full of life and prosperity Jim has landed Cuba in the National Geographic Magazine in May of 2004 and featured Cuba on the  TV show CBS Sunday Morning in 1983 and again in May of 2004. Cuba has also been featured in numerous photography magazines and in the book "A Day in the Life of America".

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "PULLING TOGETHER"

 

ZOOM IN - MORE PHOTOS FROM CUBA, KANSAS

 

JIM RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY - CUBA, KANSAS

 

CUBA, KANSAS: A TOWN OF DOERS | THE WICHITA EAGLE

 

"People in Cuba have a habit of making things happen!"

- Jim Richardson

 

 

Cuba and its Surroundings

Cuba, Kansas is nestled among the rolling hills of North Central Kansas just a few miles south of the Nebraska state line. Beautiful farm land surrounds Cuba as early Czech immigrants found it to their liking. The local farmers produce excellent grains, hay beef and pork for the American public.

Country

United States

State

Kansas

County

Republic

Where in the World

39°48′8″N 97°27′26″W

(39.802222, -97.457128)

 

Elevation 1,581 ft

CITY GOVERNMENT

 

Cuba City Office

313 Baird St.

P.O. Box 47

Cuba, KS 66940

Phone: (785) 729-3861

Fax: (785) 729-3861

Office Hours: M/T/Th 8:00 -12:00 pm

EMAIL CITY OFFICE HERE

 

Mayor

Dale Huncovsky

Council

Nicki Novak

Lizz Skocny

Joe Chizek

Walter Cardi

James Banahan

Meetings - 1st Monday, 7:00 pm

CITY OFFICIALS

 

City Clerk

Marlyn Junek

City Attorney

Krista Blaisdell

Fire

Tom Skucius

Library

Lori Swiercensky

Streets

Max Wickstrum

Water

David Holloway

STATE GOVERNMENT

 

State Senate District

36: Elaine Bowers - 785-296-7389

 

State House District

106: Sharon Schwartz 785-296-7637

 

US Congressional District

Rep Tim Huelskamp

Sen Jerry Moran

Sen Pat Roberts

 

 

Cuba Post Office

309 Baird St. | Cuba, KS

785-729-3830

Lobby Hours: Mon – Sat 7:30am – 6:00pm

Window Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am – 12pm / 12:30 – 3:45pm

Sat: 8am – 9am

Cuba Fire Department

785-729-3444

Meetings held 3rd Monday of each month!

Things to see & do in Cuba
Czech out our local businesses!
Whats happening in Cuba?
Cuba Kansas photo gallery

Annual Cuba Activities

 

Rock-A-Thon

Third week of March

Kids Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Weekend City Park

Harvest Festival

Third Saturday of July

Hometown Christmas
Saturday after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

Thanksgiving Day

Hwy 36 Treasure Hunt

September

Fall Fest & BBQ Cook Off

Held Annually in the Fall