The Eads School Bus Crash of 1941

To this day, it remains the greatest tragedy in the history of Shelby County schools.

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I assume with it being in early October that the tree leaves were probably sparse so the driver should've seen the train to his right while traveling west on Seward. Guessing they had no crossing arms back then or did he drive thru that too?

Shawn T. 18 days ago

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