The Caddo Herald
February 20, 1920
A New Way of Traveling
Monday afternoon George Shields, undertaker at Denison, was called to Caddo to do some embalming, and since the trains were so uncertain he came in an airplane, taking just twenty-two minutes for the journey of 33 miles.
Owing to the lateness of starting they had to remain over night, but ordinarily he would have returned immediately after getting through work, and there was not a safe place for landing at Denison at night.
This is the first time a commercial trip was made in this part of the country, and while regretting the seriousness of the business, yet the convenience and value of the airplane commercially was fully demonstrated. Of course there are difficulties yet to be overcome, but time and the inventive genius of American people will soon make the airplane a common article of use.