Wednesday, September 28, 2010

Some Greyhound trivia:

TTe very first bus to have the “Greyhound” nickname was operated by a company known as the Eastern Wisconsin Transportation Company. This company was formed in August of 1921 and was headed by E. D. Stone. The first newspaper reference to the use of the “Greyhound” nickname appeared in the Oct. 16, 1922 edition of the Stevens Point, Wisconsin paper. There are a number of references to “Greyhound” busses in Wisconsin newspapers in 1922 and 1923. At some point in 1923 Edwin (Ed) Eckstrom acquired a controlling interest in the company. In the Aug. 16, 1923 Madison, Wisconsin newspaper ad is pictured a 22 passenger bus clearly dubbed “The Greyhound”. This company was sold in April of 1924.


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