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Traveling Shop In Old Bus
Many small towns in Iowa that no longer have their own shoe repair shop welcome the sight of Larry Wilson's converted school bus when it shows up in the middle of town some time every month.
Wilson used the rear half of a 42 passenger bus to house his repair equipment. The front half is furnished with a booth and table as well as counter space to wait on customers.
The mobile shop has a regular route covering a number of small communities each month. Wilson parks it in a store parking lot and plugs into an electric outlet for the 3 or 4 days he stops to take care of local shoe repair or heavy sewing of canvas and other materials. Wilson says business is almost always good.

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2