Contributed by Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
The first bus service in town was apparently one begun by Harry Carr about 1912 or 1913. Buses were called jitneys.
Carr's first jitney was a truck chassis with a bus body. According to the Bicentennial History of Sanford, "It made a tremendous noise while underway and was quite uncomfortable to ride in."
His second jitney is pictured. According to the information painted on the side a single ride was 5 cents and tickets for six rides could be purchased for 25 cents.
Frequent riders could buy books entitling them to 50 miles for $2 or 100 miles for $3.75.
The firm of Yuill brothers and Stiles succeeded Carr in 1915 or 1916 and had a small fleet of jitneys in operation until 1924.
About This Item
- Title: Harry Carr's Second Jitney, Sanford, ca 1914
- Creation Date: circa 1914
- Subject Date: circa 1914
- Town: Sanford
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Print from Glass Negative
- Dimensions: 14.27 cm x 23.95 cm
- Local Code: B54
- Collection: Index to the Glass Negative
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
P. O. Box 276 505 Main Street, Springvale, ME 04083
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