Hill’s Jitney Service – Chesapeake City

I enjoy finding pieces of ephemera from the past.  These little things, items such as tickets, timetables, programs, were valued for a brief period and were usually tossed out shortly after the usefulness of the paper relic expired.

The other day, I ran across this interesting little piece of ephemera, a timetable for Hill’s Jitney Service in Chesapeake City.  Effective on April 30, 1950, the company provided bus transportation from Cecilton to Fair Hill.  They made stops at Hacks Point, Chesapeake City, Bull Frog, Ekton, Cherry Hill, Fair Hill, and other places.  The morning run north started out at 8:22 a.m. from Chesapeake City and got you to Elkton by 8:42 a.m.  Cecilton had one northbound and one southbound run each day.  A ride from Elkton to Cecilton cost 65-cents.   I’d never seen one of these so I thought you might enjoying see scans of the timetable.

By-the-way, here’s the definition of ephemera from www.dictionary.com  “ephemera, items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, esp. pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.:

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