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Lambertville in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

School Bus Safety Mirror

 
 
School Bus Safety Mirror Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 11, 2019
1. School Bus Safety Mirror Marker
close up, side A
Inscription.  The first school bus safety crossing mirror in the world was installed on a Bedford Rural Agricultural School bus in 1950 at Lambertville, MI. Inventor Reid Stout was principal, teacher, and bus driver. The morror was designed to save children’s lives after the tragic fatality of six year-old Marsha Caswell at Centerline. MI. and a near fatal accident at Bedford involving Suzanne Hetzel. After World War II, 1941- 1945, technology and population increased rapidly. Schools consolidated, one roomschools ended. Children no longer walked to school. Buses became the norm. Pioneer schools: Little Lake, Lambertville, Temperance, Samaria, Banner Oak, Stone, Rawson, Liberty Corners, Wayside, Bullock. Fractional Schools: Moyer 3F Ida, Harwick 5F Ida, Dean 4F, Forman 7G Erie, DeLand 1f Whiteford. Iott Students.

Mirror mounting brackets designed & mfg. by Michigan Tube SWG
This marker donated by Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Swy and Family
In loving memory of Paul “pops” H. Swy 1930- 2007
School Board President 1968-1973; Hall of Fame Inductee 2002
Co-Founder MTS Seating 1955; Contributor Bedford Community
Stadium

School Bus Safety Mirror Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 11, 2019
2. School Bus Safety Mirror Marker
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Smilemaker G.J.K.

 
Erected by Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Swy and Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation.
 
Location. 41° 45.955′ N, 83° 37.613′ W. Marker is in Lambertville, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Road and Secor Road, on the right when traveling east on Monroe Road. Marker is in front of old school building which is re-purposed as "Olde School Commons", commercial retail center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8336 Monroe Road, Lambertville MI 48144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Banner Oak School (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Harroun Family Barn (approx. 5.1 miles away in Ohio); Sylvania Heritage Museum (approx. 5.2 miles away in Ohio); Sylvania Historical Village (approx. 5.2 miles away in Ohio); Log Home (approx. 5.2 miles away in Ohio); Sister City Garden (approx. 5.2 miles away in Ohio); Stone Academy (approx. 5.2 miles away in Ohio); Railroad Car Barn (approx. 5.2 miles away in Ohio).
 
School Bus Safety Mirror Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 11, 2019
3. School Bus Safety Mirror Marker
marker as seen from Monroe Rod
School Bus Safety Mirror Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 11, 2019
4. School Bus Safety Mirror Marker
Bedford History logo on top of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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