Lawrence County Museum of History

Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library

The Big Yellow School Bus

Carpenter Body Works was located in Mitchell, Indiana.

Motto: The Safest Link Between Home and School

The Carpenter Exhibit is the brainchild of Jeff Routh

NOTE: Click on the thumbnail image to see the enlarged photo in the main screen.

THE END COMES FOR CARPENTER BODY WORKS

  • Founded in 1919.
  • Decades of being one of the “Big Six” major manufacturers of school buses in North America.
  • 2001: After years of declining market share, Carpenter Body Works was closed by its parent company, Spartan Motors.

Traveling exhibit

A Powerpoint traveling exhibit of more than 100 images from Carpenter is available on a loan basis for your group or meeting. Contact Jeff Routh to make arrangements to use this presentation.  

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