Duke Power Company bus tokens
Scope and Contents
Two metal tokens inscribed with the Duke Power Company logo and a letter from their donor form the collection.
- Creation: 1941 - 1980
- Duke Power Transit Company (Organization)
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Durham local public transit began in the late 1800s with a horse drawn trolley. Durham Street Railway Company operated from 1891 to 1902, the Durham Traction Company operated from 1902 to 1913, and the Durham Public Service Company operated from 1921 to 1943. Buses replaced street cars in 1930. In the early 1940s the Duke Power Company took over management of the city's bus system from the Durham Public Service Company. The same or similar style of bus token was used in Charlotte and other North Carolina and South Carolina cities.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of C.F. Stutts
- Finding Aid for the Duke Duke Power Company Bus Tokens
- Various processors
- 2019 January 19
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