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Q: Greyhound Bus Ticket ( Answered,   5 Comments )
Subject: Greyhound Bus Ticket
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: vdmp-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 12 Feb 2005 11:12 PST
Expires: 14 Mar 2005 11:12 PST
Question ID: 473421
How much did a one way Greyhound bus ticket from Los Angeles to New
York cost in 1934?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 17 Feb 2005 19:10 PST
A 1934 ad in the Los Angeles Times advertised Greyhound fares from LA
to Chicago as $27.50 one wya, and $49.50 round trip.

Not quite LA-NY, but still, it should put you in the ball park...Does that help?

Subject: Re: Greyhound Bus Ticket
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 17 Feb 2005 19:37 PST

Actually, a bit more searching of the LA Times hit paydirt:

Los Angeles Times
pg A5 (ad)
February 27, 1934

by Greyhound Bus

Sample low fares

El Paso......$10.00

Kansas City...20.00


New York......32.50

These are the one-way fares, as you can see from comparison with the
Chicago fares that I posted earlier.

I trust this is the information you require.  But before rating this
answer, please let me know if there's anything else you need.  Just
post a Request for Clarification, and I'm at your service.


search strategy:  Search of the Los Angeles Times archives for ads in
the year 1934 with the word [ greyhound ]

Request for Answer Clarification by vdmp-ga on 18 Feb 2005 08:16 PST
Mission accomplished!  Thanks a lot.  If there's anything else I need
to know, I'll be in touch.  Though I'm not sure I can reach you

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 18 Feb 2005 08:20 PST
Glad to be of assistance.  

And you can always reach me by posting a further Request for
Clarification here, or by posting a new question marked "For

Hope to hear back from you one of these days.

Subject: Re: Greyhound Bus Ticket
From: cityofthefuture-ga on 14 Feb 2005 17:44 PST
I have the answer but am new to this and don't know how to post it.
I'm much better at 1934 than 2005.
Subject: Re: Greyhound Bus Ticket
From: guillermo-ga on 14 Feb 2005 22:10 PST
Hi Cityofthefuture-ga,

Nice irony that of your nickname... while being ?better at 1934 than 2005? ;-)

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Subject: Re: Greyhound Bus Ticket
From: cityofthefuture-ga on 16 Feb 2005 17:39 PST
I guess I can't become a "Google Answers Researcher" because it's too
full but I am a "registered member" If I post the answer here,
wouldn't that be taking away a potential revenue source from an
"official" researcher?

Thank you.
Subject: Re: Greyhound Bus Ticket
From: richard-ga on 17 Feb 2005 14:26 PST

Having 'free' comments is part of the system, and we Researchers are
used to it.  The quality of comments tends to vary, and being freely
given the questioner can take them for what they're worth.

In this case the question has been lingering for 5 days.  I worked on
it for a while and although I found a Greyhound history page it didn't
have the information needed.

Feel free to tell us what you know!

Google Answers Researcher
Subject: Re: Greyhound Bus Ticket
From: guillermo-ga on 23 Feb 2005 07:49 PST
Hi, Cityofthefuture-ga,

Thanks for being thoughtful about our revenue source :-) However, as
Richard-ga pointed out, ?answers? in comments are part of the system.
As a researcher, I appreciate if considerate users would wait for a
few days before posting a ?free answer? as a comment, but that would
be just a courtesy, not an obligation. What?s really good for the
service is that askers got the information, being it given as a formal
answer by a researcher, or as a comment by an user, that?s what get
them asking over and over. In this case, it was finally Pafalafa-ga
who did it, and did great. I hadn?t think of digging old newspapers?
advertisements: hat off to him!!


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