A different kind of school bus

Prior to 1931, before Route 1 between Houlton and Presque Isle was plowed during the winters, children would hop on horse-drawn “school buses,” which included benches and a wood stove. Main Street in Presque Isle during those days was “rolled” instead of plowed, making these “buses” the ultimate ways for children to arrive at school on time. (Courtesy of Presque Isle Historical Society)

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