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Greyhound bus schedule, Seattle-Portland / Denver-Chicago / and All the East, 1948

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Greyhound bus schedule, Seattle-Portland / Denver-Chicago / and All the East, 1948
George N. Johnson Jr. Collection, Greyhound Lines, Inc.

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


Suburban Strip: Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 1949
Suburban Strip: Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 1949 — “Leave the Driving to Us”

RELATED OBJECTS
Greyhound Silversides bus section


To and Through the Amazing Northwest by Greyhound


Greyhound bus schedule
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This Greyhound timetable from 1948 let customers plan their long distance bus trips.
Physical Description
timetable. paper.
Details
Date Made:
1948
Locations:
Colorado, Oregon, Washington
Credit:

George N. Johnson Jr. Collection, courtesy of Greyhound Lines, Inc.

History
During World War II, American automobile factories converted to wartime production, and tires and gasoline were both rationed, so many more people began riding buses both to commute to work and to travel long distances. After the War ended in 1945, it took some time to convert back to peacetime automobile production, and bus companies did a brisk business. Greyhound invested in new rolling stock, buying Silversides buses, and spending money on their terminals, but postwar construction costs were high, and buses did not keep the customers they had gained during the war years for long.

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