Wednesday, March 9, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 9

March 9, 1915 – Mrs. Iva Charleswood, St. Paul, was named the driver of St. Paul’s first jitney bus today by T. J. Finney, who will shortly put into service a touring car between downtown St. Paul and the Midway District.

Mrs. Charleswood announced that she would apply at once for a license with the State Chauffeurs Board. She says she does not know much about the internal mechanism of a car, but she does know how to drive; she’s been taking lessons for a week.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Woman the Chauffeur for First Jitney Bus to Run in St. Paul”; March 10; 1915; p. 2.

Jitney Bus


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