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.