Snowmass history: All aboard

Aspen Historical Society
Image of a 30-passenger Ford school bus that was used by the school district to bring children from outlying communities such as Woody Creek and Brush Creek, which were consolidated in 1950 to in Aspen at the Red Brick school.
Aspen Historical Society, Ringle Collection

“Two buses now operated by the Aspen School,” announced The Aspen Times on Oct. 4, 1951. “This Fall a new school bus was purchased by the Aspen school board. This bus driven alternately by instructors Bob Autrey and Bob Lewis, plies almost twenty miles each school day, and brings 9 youngsters to class. The actual route goes as follows: first to the Jack Skiff home, then up the Owl Creek Road to Glendale ranch, and on up Brush Creek to Johhny Hoaglund’s, which is the end of the line.”