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Greyhound Blows Out 95 Candles On Their Anniversary Cake

May 22, 2009 at 9:21 AM | by | ()

Let's all watch the above soothing video of shiny Greyhound buses in honor of the company's 95th Anniversary.

With a birthday as big as this, expect 2009 to be the year of deals from them, and we're going to go ahead and guess that they'll be coming from Twitter and Facebook, based on their statement that they'll be "sharing stories and images through social media channels while continuing to deliver on its longstanding commitment to offer the best in leisure travel."

In their press release alone, a short paragraph of the company's historical moments sheds light on how much they've been through in this almost-century:

During WWII Greyhound was a major carrier of troops heading to the East and West coasts. At the same time, Greyhound started to train women to drive buses when more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce was called to military service. And, in 1961, Greyhound carried a group of civil rights leaders known as the 'Freedom Riders' into the Deep South to protest state-sponsored segregation in interstate transportation facilities. Later that year, the Interstate Commerce Commission outlawed segregation in all interstate transportation facilities.

It's difficult to think of a time when women didn't drive buses; boarding a bus these days just wouldn't be the same without a stern lady driver reprimanding us for not printing the right confirmation email. Here's to another 95 years, Greyhound.

Related Stories:
· 95 Years and Millions of Miles [Greyhound Press Release]
· Bus Travel Coverage [Jaunted]

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