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#11675807 - 06/18/16 11:06 PM A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s
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Her are some old pictures of Lone Star boats being delivered from the Manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie. Nice old shots of Down Town Dallas too.



Leaving the manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie





Downtown Dallas








Oak Cliff Mirror and Glass sign in the background










More info about Lone Star
http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/Lone_Star








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Edited by Cowboy Church Bass Club (06/19/16 09:02 AM)

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#11675811 - 06/18/16 11:22 PM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Here is a picture of me, my brother and my dad with my Grandfather's Lone Star in the background - Lake Whitney in 1964.



Me driving the boat.



I have that boat now (Skipper model). It's virtually indestructible.

I grew using fishing and water skiing in this boat on Lake Whitney.

When My Grandfather died I bought it from my Grandmother.

My kids learned to water ski and fish out of it too and it won't be long before I take my grandkids out in it.

It's been to the Texas Coast, Destin Florida, and most of the lakes within 200 miles of the DFW metroplex.



Edited by Cowboy Church Bass Club (06/18/16 11:33 PM)

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#11675852 - 06/19/16 04:41 AM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Cool pics! I see the Chance Vought plant in a few pics - employed what seemed like half the population of Grand Prairie at one time!

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#11675876 - 06/19/16 06:22 AM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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coolphotos Awesome! Thanks for sharing. cheers
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#11675890 - 06/19/16 06:47 AM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Nice pictures. My dad and I had a Lone Star cabin cruiser until a tornado came through. Seems like every boat you saw back then was a Lone Star.

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#11675891 - 06/19/16 06:50 AM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Thanks for sharing. The old cars would be worth some money these days. One photo had a 1959 Chevy station wagon pictured. Looks like you were enjoying driving the boat.
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#11676063 - 06/19/16 09:18 AM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Those are some great pics, thanks for posting them.
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#11676112 - 06/19/16 10:03 AM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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WOW really interesting,my dad bought one about 1963,it was aluminum white n red had windshield, it had little porthole windows in bow on each side,with hatch doors on bow/deck,you could lay down up front,lots of good times,fish caught, learned to ski behind it, one crazy memory,DAd,my brother n I were night fishing Tawok. 35 fow around 12 pm we decide to head in, motor had other idea, wouldn't run,bro n I get rope on the bow swim it to ramp,maybe 2hrs later. LOL. Daddy Let Me DRIVE. thanks again for pics.

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#11676328 - 06/19/16 12:54 PM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Awesome
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#11677664 - 06/20/16 09:27 AM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Neat pictures and great memories I bet. Thanks for sharing.
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#11678560 - 06/20/16 03:34 PM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Grew up in a King Commander. Fished many hours with my Dad out of it. He bought 5 of them, one for each of his brothers. We looked like an army trolling up and down lake Travis. Can't begin to imagine how many times he would turn it upside down for me and my brother to re-paint it.

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#11678643 - 06/20/16 04:14 PM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Growing up in Grand Prairie, this pictures bring back a lot of memories during that time. These must publicity photos, otherwise, why would they take boats to Dallas and back. It's kind of nice to see Dallas when the Southland Life and Republic Bank were the tallest buildings in Dallas. Of course, my parents remember when the Mobile Building with its red lit Pegasus was the city's tallest. Someone earlier commented that half of Grand Prairie worked at either Chance Vought or Ling Temco. My mother worked at Chance Vought and Dad worked at Temco until they merged in the '60's and then went to work for Braniff until their bankruptcy.

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#11678764 - 06/20/16 05:16 PM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Awesome pictures and bring back great memories. The first boat I remember my dad having was a Lone Star Commander. We pulled that boat all over. And the Oak Cliff Mirror & Glass sign was a good memory too, worked there for 15 years in the 60's and 70's. Thanks for the great pics. thumb
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#11679055 - 06/20/16 07:43 PM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Those are great pics with a history behind them thumb

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#11682075 - 06/22/16 11:11 AM Re: A caravan of Lone Star boats leaving the plant in Grand Prairie circa 1950s [Re: 2 Bee'z]
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Originally Posted By: 2 Bee'z
Those are great pics with a history behind them thumb


Very cool pics. My Grandpa has a couple old lone stars we use for river fishing. One is a 1953 and the other is a 1962. Still great boats!
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