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Picturing The Past: Taxi Cabs Offered Sightseeing Tours


May 29, 2017

Courtesy photo

Siniard's Taxi Stand on E. Main St. beside the current Humane Society Thrift Shop, August 1955. From left: Eck Simms, Luther Woods, Hale Siniard, unknown.

An article in the June 11, 1920 Brevard News annou-nced, "The Brevard Taxi Line which is a motor transportation service for carrying anyone anywhere they want to go at any time, has placed its office on Main Street in close proximity to the Court House Square." Peter Verdery was the manager.

About the same time Jim Bromfield operated a taxi stand with five Fords on Whitmire Street near the depot. A.H. King later bought Bromfield's business and moved it to W. Main Street.

Hale Siniard started his taxi service in a Model-T in 1921. In a 1948 interview Siniard stated that in the early day...

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