"History never looks like history,
when you are living through it."
John W. Gardner (1933-1982)
Thanks to the L.A. Miller diaries, we have verified that a bus line served Darrtown and vicinity, during the 1920s and 1930s. This page provides information about the bus service. If you have information that supplements and/or further clarifies this story about bus service to Darrtown, please contact the webmaster.
Links to Darrtown History Pages:
Introduction/overview - Purpose of this history section
Maps - See location of Darrtown & historical maps
Early History - The first half-century of Darrtown history.
Historic Time Line - Associating world and local events
Darrtown Chronology - Darrtown events in timely order
Historic Sites - See location of local historical sites
Folklore, anecdotes and trivia - Stories told thru the ages
Railroad plans verified - Proof that a railroad was planned
German heritage - Achtung! Sprechen sie Deutsch?
Unwritten history - Rectifying an overlooked story
The Unknowns - Answers needed!
Darrtown doctors - Who were Darrtown's physicians?
Lanes Mill - One of Darrtown's earliest businesses
Four Mile Valley Railroad - Plans and route revealed
Darrtown Family Tree - Darrtown's pioneer families listed
Murder-1865 - Murder times two
Bus Line - "Next stop...Darrtown!"
A bus line ran through Darrtown in the late 1920’s and early 1930's.
Local residents could ride the bus north to Richmond, Indiana and south to Hamilton, Ohio…and, make connections to many points beyond.
The existence of this service has been confirmed in diaries maintained by Darrtown resident, Mr. L.A Miller.
Examples of such confirmation are provided below.
The image at the left shows a bus from the era of the 1920's.
At this time, we do not have any photos of the actual bus line that served Darrtown.
Excerpts from Mr. Miller’s diaries may be accessed at: http://www.darrtown.com/people/excerpts.html
At this time (February 2018), we do not know if bus service
was available before or after the 1920s and 1930s time period that is verified here.