Horse-drawn bus: Iron Mountain's early public transportation

Chapin School and Farragut School Teachers on Bus, Vulcan Street, North Side, Iron Mountain, ca. 1910-1915: An early form of public transportation in Iron Mountain was a horse-drawn bus with bench seats on each side and roll-down canvas curtains to keep out the rain. The women seated inside the bus and standing at the left were teachers who were transported to and from the Chapin and Farragut Schools at the Chapin Location. The shoemaker’s shop operated by Frank Perino can be seen in the background and was located at 515 ½ Vulcan Street. This postcard view dates between 1910 and 1915. Note the three little boys crouching underneath the bus. [Menominee Range Historical Museum], Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Abstract/Description: Chapin School and Farragut School Teachers on Bus, Vulcan Street, North Side, Iron Mountain, ca. 1910-1915: An early form of public transportation in Iron Mountain was a horse-drawn bus with bench seats on each side and roll-down canvas curtains to keep out the rain. The women seated inside the bus and standing at the left were teachers who were transported to and from the Chapin and Farragut Schools at the Chapin Location. The shoemaker’s shop operated by Frank Perino can be seen in the background and was located at 515 ½ Vulcan Street. This postcard view dates between 1910 and 1915. Note the three little boys crouching underneath the bus. [Menominee Range Historical Museum]
Subject(s): Horse-drawn omnibuses
Transportation
Shoemakers
Iron Mountain (Mich.)
Date Created: 1913