The Rose Cab Company was located Worthington, Minnesota, a small city situated in the southwestern corner of the state. This image, taken in 1928 shows the five car Rose fleet decorated with roses, banners, and flags, apparently ready to take part in a parade. Billy Rose, dressed in a cowboy costume and his father Fred Rose are next to the taxi cab on the far-left. Another photo taken in 1926 of the Company’s cars (the captions have been swapped) can be seen in a photo courtesy of Minnesota Reflections.
The image below contains a heavy-duty Fageol tractor and trailer loaded with a 32-foot long log. The truck was operated by the Snellstrom Brothers of Eugene, Oregon. The high-quality vehicles built by the Fageol Company on the west coast in Oakland, California, are noted for being one of the first high-capacity commercial vehicles capable of carrying large loads constructed in the US. Learn about the cars and trucks that Fageol built here.