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CINDERELLA. "Cinderella" was a special trunk owned by INTERSTATE POWER COMPANY that spread cinders on Interstate's principal bus routes during icy winters to ensure transportation.

The cinder truck began as a bus on the East Dubuque route in 1925 and was converted to the spreader in 1938. It was still in use in 1951. (1)



1. Day, Mike (editor), The '50s: Vol. 1: 1950-1954, Dubuque: Woodward Communications, 2015, p. 50