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  1. #1

    Jan 2008
    West Monre, Louisiana
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    I found a piece of local history

    I found a piece of my hometown's history in my own front yard.



    It's a bus token from my local transportation system that hasn't been in use since 1930.

    http://www.gotreasurehunting.net

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2007
    Chester County, PA
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    Re: I found a piece of local history

    Welcome gotreasurehunting ! Congrats on the cool token! Good luck to you in 2008!

  3. #3

    Jan 2008
    Ruston, Louisiana
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505
    15

    Re: I found a piece of local history

    Cool! I used to live in west monroe. Live in ruston now.

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    us
    Jan 2006
    Washington state
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    Re: I found a piece of local history

    That rocks! Shoot, you can even still read the words on it. Very cool.

    HH
    Nan

  5. #5
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: I found a piece of local history

    uh a question half fare ? -- what for kids or employees going home from work ? -- why half fare --odd

  6. #6

    Jan 2008
    West Monre, Louisiana
    Whites MXT
    25
    1 times

    Re: I found a piece of local history

    Half-fare was for kids. For a nickel they could get two half-fares and make it to and from school. Everyone else paid a nickel for one way. Hope the kid that dropped this made it home!
    http://www.gotreasurehunting.net

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2005
    N Louisiana
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    Re: I found a piece of local history

    Hey, GTH! Congrats on the token; yes, it is a piece of history. I didn't know WM had busses at any time. I'm in your east yard; work out by the airport and live in Richland Parish. Welcome to TN!
    -Noodle
    Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer "am I worth dying for?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

  8. #8

    Re: I found a piece of local history

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  9. #9

    Oct 2007
    San Diego
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    Re: I found a piece of local history

    I love the detail on that token. One of the finest token designs I have seen.
    Jim in So. Cal.
    Fisher F75, Minelab E-Trac, Whites Surf PI Dual Field

  10. #10
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
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    Re: I found a piece of local history

    Are you sure they were buss tokens, and weren't streetcar tokens?

    We found some tokens here that were nowhere near as neat as yours but when the research was done they were streetcar tokens.
    Our town had horse drawn streetcars on tracks as the first public transpotation in the valley.
    They stopped it around WWI.
    There was no public transportation untill a few years ago when they started running busses.


    BTW...
    Welcome to TNet.
    Great way to start out.

    OD

    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  11. #11

    Jan 2008
    West Monre, Louisiana
    Whites MXT
    25
    1 times

    Re: I found a piece of local history

    Actually it could be used for either a bus or a street car. I remember now that this token was discontinued in the early 1930's because the street cars were retired from service. Sorry I forgot to mention this, I just plain forgot about it.
    http://www.gotreasurehunting.net

  12. #12
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
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    Re: I found a piece of local history

    Streetcar tokens are much more special than buss tokens.

    Just my personal opinion... LOL

    Thom
    OD
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

 

 

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