Have you ever wondered what the school bus route in 1957 might have looked like?
My good friend, retired Senior Pastor of King's Memorial United Methodist Church, Wylheme Ragland, is a superb historian. Specializing in African-American history, Wylheme enjoys (as do I!) finding eclectic and interesting bits of history from the past which he often finds when poring through the bound copies of The Decatur Daily found at the Morgan County Archives. He sent me the attached advertisement for school bus routes in Decatur from 1957. These show not only venues from the past, but also, the segregated nature of school buses in that era. Note the "newer" schools of Decatur which do not appear in this 63 year old ad! Walter Jackson and West Decatur were almost brand new in 1957. Note also the cost for a ride - 10cents!
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David Breland is kind of a big deal in Morgan County. His memory goes WAAAAY back (check out his picture), but he also is a local expert in Morgan County history. David is Director of Historical Resources and Events for the City of Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama.