Frequent layoffs made work in the Hibbing, Minn., iron mines too stop-and-go for Carl Eric Wickman, a Swedish immigrant. So he became the local dealer for Hupmobile cars -- and found he had a product that wouldn't move. To get business rolling, he bought a seven-passenger Hupmobile in 1913 and offered miners 15? rides to a saloon in a nearby town. By 1922, he had sold his transportation business for $60,000 and moved to Duluth. There, he began to buy up local bus lines under the name Motor Transit Corp., which in 1930 became known as The Greyhound Corp.
Mar 1, 1986