School buses dating back to the early 1900's? Apparently so. Enumclaw School District 170 had the most modern of student transportation in 1915 as shown in the photo that follows.
Where did school districts get the money to pay for such expensive vehicles back then? State funding? Even the buildings look first rate including Enumclaw High School in 1909.
And judging from the following photo of a handball court constructed at the Jr. High in 1934, it would appear that schools were not lacking for amenities back then.
Makes me curious about how schools were funded early in the 20th century compared to today. Did they rely on property taxes as we do today? Did they require 60% voting majorities to pass a levie back then, or were levies even required? How did we morph school financing from where we were early in the 1900's to where we are today? Somethings broken today!