Greyhound Corporation

Greyhound Corporation
Item# 1384

Greyhound Corporation
Greyhound, the largest and the most enduring bus system in the United States, had its beginning nearly three quarters of a century ago in the frigid climate of northern Minnesota. The bus system which came to be known as the Greyhound Bus Company was founded by Carl Eric Wickman, an enterprising Swede of Hibbing, Minnesota. The first bus was a seven-passenger Hupmobile touring car which was used to transport miners across the Mesaba Iron Range to and from work. Wickman was soon joined by another Swede, Andrew Anderson, and the Wickman-Anderson combine now began operating in earnest the route from a saloon in Hibbing to the fire-hall in Alice. From this lowly beginning grew the Greyhound Corporation, a multi-million dollar company which, through the years, has owned everything from a chain of hamburger restaurants to a soap company.

Certificate: Convertible Subordinated Debenture Bond, issued in the 1970s

Printer: American Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8 (h) x 12 (w)

State: AZ-Arizona

Subject Matter: Trolley and Rapid Transit | Bus and Taxi Companies | Famous Companies

Vignette Topic(s): Animal Featured | Dog Featured

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole and stamp cancels in signature areas and body and some toning and edge faults from age. Pen markings. 1" tape repair on verso in border area.

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