Chestnut Square and McKinney Heritage Museum Alliance debut new trolley tour

The McKinney Heritage Alliance debuted its new trolley tour “Bad Boys and Desperados of Old McKinney” on Saturday, Aug. 11.

During the tour, trolley guides explain the history of McKinney and the reasons it used to be called the “diamond breastpin of Texas.”

While viewing the architecture of the many historic homes and buildings, tour attendees also get to hear the stories of famous outlaws, including Frank and Jesse James, Cole Younger, Sam Bass, Belle Starr, Bonnie and Clyde and others, and the trolley travels to the sites where they lived, fought and died.

Trolley tours are held on the second Saturday of every month, starting at 10 a.m. Boarding begins at 9:30 a.m. at Chestnut Square Historic Village, located at 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney.

The next tour date is Sept. 8, and two tours will take place starting at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Trolley tour tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children younger than 12 years, seniors and military, and free for McKinney Heritage Museum Alliance members.
By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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