History Notes: Early school bus

Anna Cardinelli, in center in black dress, stands in front of the school bus she drove in the 1920s.

Eleanor Webb / GEHTHS

Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks at Egg Harbor Township history. Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who shares early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers.

This photo shows an early McKee City School bus from 1921 that was driven by Anna Cardinelli, the woman in the black dress. She was the grandmother of Barbara, Carol (Duberson) and Eleanor Swift (Webb), who are the daughters of H. Russell Swift, for whom a school in the township is named.

Upcoming events

The society will host its annual recognition dinner 7 p.m. May 11 at the Crab Trap Restaurant, 2 Broadway, Somers Point. Cost is $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Guest speaker is Press of Atlantic City meteorologist Dan Skeldon. The society is also hosting "Hops for History," a tour and celebration 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Tuckahoe Brewing Co., 3092 English Creek Ave. The event will include beer tasting, a brewery tour, light food and a brief history of beer making. Tickets are $20. Must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit the society. Call 609-813-2002 or email GEHTHSMuseum@aol.com.

To learn more, see gehthsmuseum.org, call 609-601-1223 or see the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Museum on Facebook. The museum is open 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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