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The first Sierra Elementary School bus. The early buses were slow and small and sometimes they had to back up steep grades because their strongest gear was reverse. The gas feed in the early gas tanks was at the front and a steep hill caused the gas to run to the back, so the bus had to go up in reverse to keep the gas feed flowing. The driver is Dick Bradford, a long time mountain resident descended from early pioneers. He was a logger before this and Sierra High's first auto shop teacher after.