The Way it Was: School bus in 1947

This school bus scene from the fall of 1947 shows the bus driver, identified only as Pete, with two of his passengers, George Britton and Ann Wartinbee.

This school bus scene from the fall of 1947 shows the bus driver, identified only as Pete, with two of his passengers, George Britton and Ann Wartinbee. George was the son of David and Margaret Britton, who resided at 1717 Winnebago St.

Ann, then a first grade student at Emerson School and later a 1959 graduate of Logan High School, was the daughter of D. Russell and Helen Wartinbee, who lived at 815 S. 17th St. D. Russell Wartinbee (1903-1977) was well known as a teacher at Central High School from 1936 to 1969 and for serving four terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Anyone with more information about this photo or wishing to donate photos of the Coulee Region may contact the La Crosse Public Library Archives at 608-789-7136.

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Emily Pyrek covers human interest stories, local events and anything involving dogs for the La Crosse Tribune. She is always interested in story ideas and can be contacted at emily.pyrek@lee.net.

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