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Red Star school bus

Posted Friday, September 7, 2012, at 12:00 AM

Sept. 6, 1957 Southeast Missourian

A scene duplicated many times in Cape Girardeau daily: pupils gather at an intersection in the Red Star suburb to board a bus take them to school. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

In this previous blog, a Cape Transit school bus stops at the junior high in the 1950s.

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Looks like girls upfront and the boys use the rear door.

-- Posted by racer3694 on Fri, Sep 7, 2012, at 8:14 AM

racer3694, Good observation. I hadn't noticed that.

It must have been a way to load the buses twice as fast without confusion.

-- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Sep 7, 2012, at 9:09 AM

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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.

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