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Back in the day: Edmonds School District bus safety in the 1930s


Last updated 12/7/2018 at Noon

Reading a recent article about school bus inspections failing, I couldn’t help but chuckle a bit about how things have changed since I was a little 6-year-old girl in 1933, all ready for my first day of school.

As I have written before, our country was deep in the Great Depression, and we were living on an isolated 10-acre chicken farm north of the little community of Alderwood Manor.

We were just trying to survive in hard times.

Alderwood Manor Grade School on the North Trunk West Road was our destination on that first day of school in September 1933 – 196th Street SW and 36th Avenue...

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