Greyhound Bus Museum

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Greyhound Bus Museum
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The Greyhound Bus Museum from the southeast
Established 1989
Location 1201 Greyhound Boulevard
Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
Coordinates 47°26′18″N 92°56′22″W / 47.43833°N 92.93944°W / 47.43833; -92.93944Coordinates: 47°26′18″N 92°56′22″W / 47.43833°N 92.93944°W / 47.43833; -92.93944
Type Transport museum
Website http://www.greyhoundbusmuseum.org

The Greyhound Bus Museum is located in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States, where Carl Wickman and Andrew "Bus Andy" Anderson started their first bus service in 1914 transporting fellow miners in a 1914 Hupmobile.

Company history[edit]

The Greyhound Lines was created by E.C.(Ed) Ekstrom, Carl Wickman, Andy (Bus) Anderson, and others, through a series of partnerships and mergers to become an icon, symbolizing the American dream.

Museum history[edit]

The museum opened in September 1989 in the Hibbing Municipal Building under the name Greyhound Bus Origin Center. It was the dedicated work of one man, Gene Nicolelli, a local resident, who found a plaque in the abandoned local Greyhound Terminal honoring the town as the birthplace of the bus industry. The museum has since acquired a number of buses associated with the Greyhound Line operation. The exhibits also tell the story of the company, its contribution to the World War II efforts and display memorabilia from its history.[1][2][3]

Historical vehicles[edit]

Some of the museum's bus collection
Year Make Model
1914 Hupmobile
1927 White
1936 Yellow 743 "Super Coach"
1947 Yellow 743 "Battle of Britain"
1947/48 ACF "Brill"
1948 GMC PD-4151 "Silverside"
1956 MCI Courier 96
1956 GMC PD-4501 "Scenicruiser"
1964 GMC PD-4106
1967 GMC PD-4107 "Buffalo"
1969 GMC PD-4903 "Buffalo"
1977 MCI MC-8 "Americruiser"
1982 MCI MC-9
1989 Eagle 10
1992 MCI MC-12

Permanent exhibits[edit]

  • The men and machines that created Greyhound Bus Lines: Pictorial and memorabilia
  • The Greyhound Story: Video presentation of the company history.
  • The car they could not sell: The story of entrepreneurship from a 2-mile line Hibbing-Alice to the world's largest bus company.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Can Mr. Greyhound Add A Little History To Museum". Duluth News Tribune. June 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Greyhound Bus Museum". Ironrange.org. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Greyhound Bus Origin Center". Roadside America. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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