“Experimental” Bus Trip to White Rock Lake — 1925

by Paula Bosse

white-rock-bus_dmn_071625Next stop: White Rock Lake

by Paula Bosse

In the 1920s, White Rock Lake was becoming a popular nearby recreation area and beauty spot. It was a bit of a drive to get out there, though. Bus operators were wangling to get the contract to transport tired and pale Dallasites to a nice day out at the lake. The caption accompanying the above photo:

“This city type bus will make an experimental trip to White Rock with city officials, applicants for bus franchise and newspaper men to test adaptability of various routes to bus line operation. Busses [sic] of this type, said C. D. Cain, who has been voted the White Rock franchise informally by the City Commission, will be run on the line when the franchise is formally granted.”


Sources & Notes

Photo and caption from The Dallas Morning News, July 16, 1925.


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