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Monday, June 06, 2005

Hi gang, hope all is well! I am not going to complain about the rain today it's here to stay. You thought London was bad! I heard on the news today that Greyhound is closing 39 stations in Alabama? Could this be the beginning of the end of a bumpy ride for the bus line...

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Hibbing, Minnesota

To be blunt, not many people care about buses. Not even the man who built America's only bus museum cares about buses.

What's that? A bus MUSEUM? In middle-of-nowhere north-central Minnesota? Well, now, THAT's something worth caring about.
Hibbing is the birthplace of the American bus industry. It sprang from the business acumen of Carl Wickman and Andrew "Bus Andy" Anderson -- who opened the first bus line (with one bus) between the towns of Hibbing and Alice in 1914. They figured the region's iron miners would make good mass transit customers. They did, the bus line grew to become Greyhound, and Wickman and Anderson retired as millionaires.
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The Government supplemented the bus lines in America in the 30s after the Depression and again in the 70s. They wonted to encourage competition. You see who was left standing. How many remember the Trail ways bus line?
Thought for the day was written by a young Japanese /American solider in route from Atlanta Ga. to Ft Binning Ga. via Grethound!

"For change to happen, for people to treat each other fairly, it's got to come from the top."
Nobuo Honda


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