Kid Wagons

A student is seen peering out the back door of a "kid wagon."

The centralizing of the schools in Dover during this time period created a need to transport students from their homes to the central school. The "kid wagon," pulled by two horses, was born. The wagon would travel the streets of Dover, and children would run alongside the moving wagon and jump in through the open back door. One could call the "kid wagon" the forerunner of the modern-day yellow school bus.

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Volume 3, Issue 11, Posted 3:22 PM, 06.01.2011