The 285,000 gallon concrete pool was started August 25, 1936 and completed a year later. It was officially dedicated in 1938. Total cost of construction for the pool, walkways, rock house for living quarters for the caretakers, showers, concession room, filtration plan, and smaller rock clubhouse for the golf course was $36,000, of which the city funded $5,000.
Rotan's new $36,000 swimming pool will be dedicated soon. (August 21, 1937). Abilene Reporter-News, p. 10. Rotan to dedicate swimming pool. (April 8, 1938). Abilene Reporter-News, p. 11. Rotan opens new swimming pool. (May 3, 1938). Abilene Reporter-News, p. 12.
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