Students return to classes this week. I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of school days one hundred years ago. Specifically looking at transportation and school buses around 1915. We have all used or heard the phrase, “the good old days.” Well, in looking at these school buses, the old days were not so good.
The school buses were horse drawn wagons. When weather became inclement, canvas siding provided protection. When the cold set in, stove heated rocks, wrapped in blankets, provided heat. When the snow made it impossible to use the wagons, sleds looking more like ice houses provided transportation to and from school.
Looking back at the good old days, the days were not so good. Give me the “magnificent modern days” instead.