Indian Rock Questers met at Kathy Williamson’s home on September 23, 2013. Co-Hostess was Toni Kaiser. Doris Wilkinson presented the program “Bluebird Buses.” The Blue Bird Body Company was founded in 1927 by Albert L. Luce, Sr., originally the owner of a Ford dealership. Luce built his first bus in 1927. In 1937, the company began production of all-steel bus bodies, an innovation which soon replaced the wooden bodies which were then in common use around the United States. In a 1939 conference, Blue Bird engineers helped to develop the color “school bus yellow,” which is still in use today. Blue Bird fared better than most manufacturers, becoming the largest manufacturer in terms of sales; by the mid-1980s, one out of every three new school buses was a Blue Bird. The program was enjoyed by all.
The Questers is an international study organiztion, which was founded in 1944 by Jessie Elizabeth Bardens. Its major objectives are to stimulate an appreciation of antiques and their collections; and to encourage the preservation and resotration of existing historical landmarks. Please visit our website at www.arkansasquesters.com. Information is available on the website on who to contact if you want to join our group. If you have any questions, please call Nancy Mueller at 884-6339.