Greyhound through the years
1914: Swedish immigrant Carl Eric Wickman, 27, starts giving rides to miners for 15 cents between Hibbing and nearby Alice, Minn.
1915: Wickman partners with Ralph Bogan, who runs a transit service between Hibbing and Duluth. Their Mesaba Transportation Co. makes $8,000 in profits.
1921: With new and sleek gray buses, the nickname “Greyhounds” catches on.
1924: Wickman becomes president of the Northland Transportation Co., moving headquarters to Duluth and joining forces with Superior-White Lines.
1925: Great Northern Railroad buys 80 percent of the company for $240,000.
1929: After infusing the firm with capital, Great Northern sells back 90 percent of its stock to what is renamed Northland Greyhound Lines.
1930: The Depression sinks the company into debt; offices move to Chicago.
1936: Greyhound unveils the 1719 Cruiser — luxury coaches with rear engines.
2014: Greyhound, now based in Dallas, has 120,000 employees and transports more than 2.5 billion passengers every year.