Hollister Airport Reports Record Growth in Activity

Source Information

  • Title Hollister Airport Reports Record Growth in Activity 
    Date 19 Jul 1929 
    Page 28 
    Periodical Tribune 
    Place Oakland, Alameda, CA USA 
    Source Type Newspaper 
    Source ID S1103 
    Text Hollister Airport Reports Record Growth in Activity

    HOLLISTER, July 19. A landmark for airmen because of being the home of what are reputed to be the largest hay warehouse in the world, with the name of Hollister painted thereon, six regular cross-state airlines now fly planes over this city on regular schedules, Robert Rideout, manager of the community airport here, reports. The lines using Hollister as an air lane guides are: Pickwick Airways, Pacific Air Transport, Western Air Express, Maddux Air Lines, West Coast Air Transport, and Continental Air Express. Rideout also revealed that this city's claim to being the home of the first commercial airline in California is recognized among pioneer airmen, ths company being started by Cecil W. Buckley and James Stone, the latter stepfather of the former, both of Hollister. Buckley started the service immediately after leaving the United States army air corps in 1920. They flew a regular route between here, San Jose, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Watsonvllle, and Salinas, but quit because of lack of patronage. They carried both "a passenger" and merchandise. Buckley is now piloting a commercial ship on a Havana airline. 

This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding v. 14.0.3, written by Darrin Lythgoe © 2001-2024.

Maintained by Hugh Byrne. | Data Protection Policy.