School Bus Safety Mirror

School Bus Safety Mirror (HM2FL7)

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N 41° 45.955', W 83° 37.613'

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The first school bus safety crossing mirror in the world was
installed on a Bedford Rural Agricultural School bus in 1950
at Lambertville, MI. Inventor Reid Stout was principal,
teacher, and bus driver. The morror was designed to save
children's lives after the tragic fatality of six year-old
Marsha Caswell at Centerline. MI. and a near fatal
accident at Bedford involving Suzanne Hetzel. After World
War II, 1941- 1945, technology and population increased rapidly.
Schools consolidated, one roomschools ended. Children
no longer walked to school. Buses became the norm. Pioneer
schools: Little Lake, Lambertville, Temperance, Samaria,
Banner Oak, Stone, Rawson, Liberty Corners, Wayside, Bullock.
Fractional Schools: Moyer 3F Ida, Harwick 5F Ida,
Dean 4F, Forman 7G Erie, DeLand 1f Whiteford. Iott Students.

Mirror mounting brackets designed & mfg. by Michigan Tube SWG
This marker donated by Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Swy and Family
In loving memory of Paul "pops" H. Swy 1930- 2007
School Board President 1968-1973; Hall of Fame Inductee 2002
Co-Founder MTS Seating 1955; Contributor Bedford Community
Stadium & Bedford YMCA

This marker property of Bedford Schools
Smilemaker G.J.K.
HM NumberHM2FL7
Placed ByMrs. Paul (Patricia) Swy and Family
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 281643 N 4627122
Decimal Degrees41.76591667, -83.62688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 45.955', W 83° 37.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 45' 57.3" N, 83° 37' 36.78" W
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