This is an old photograph of the Laporte Consolidated School District 43 School Busses.
What a great way to travel to and from school! These busses were called “school trucks” “school hacks” or “school cars.” The children did not sit in rows, they sat on the perimeter and faced the center. They entered and exited through a door at the back most likely so they would not scare the horses. Rural and Northern Busses were sometimes farm wagons or sleighs during the winter.