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1919 White Mountain Bus

The White brothers—Rollin, Windsor, and Walter—began producing steam-powered cars in 1900, and in 1910 began producing gasoline-powered engines. The White Motor Company ended car production after World War I to focus exclusively on commercial trucks and buses. The company soon sold 10 percent of all trucks made in the U.S.

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The White Mountain buses were used for tours in the Western United States national parks. Several of these rugged buses were used in the Alaskan town of Skagway for tours, and refurbished White buses are now back in operation at Yellowstone National Park. They were also a popular choice for smaller state parks and resort operators. The high stature and open-air seating arrangement made these magnificent machines an ideal choice for tours through Mother Nature’s most beautiful landscapes.

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