Monday, June 11, 2012

Pendy Rocks, or: It's 1923, Okay?

Going from this 1923 advertisement, Pendy must have been a real pisser. The distance between Durham and Chapel Hill is about eleven or twelve miles -- walkable, but Pendy offered a convenient alternative: a ride in the Red Bus.

PENDY: Dean of Transportation.
All History of the Bus begins and ends with Pendy.

He is the pioneer jitney man and the one that brought the $1.00 Fare to 50c.

Alumni are invited to keep this price down to 50 cents by riding in THE RED BUS.
See and ride in the Red Bus.
Pendy controls the price.

Leave Chapel Hill . . .
Leave Durham . . .

[Source: a 1923 UNC alumni publication].

Today's Rune: Partnership.

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