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Great Depression: Riding the Rails

Did You Know . . .

Famous people who were 'hoboes' and rode the rails:

-During the Great Depression as many as 1.5 million hoboes rode the rails.
-As many as 250,000 teens were thought to have ridden the rails.

Riding the Rails Web Resources

Hobo Language

Chalk signs used by hoboes for the benefit of their comrades who follow. There was a "brotherhood of hoboes" - an oath that hoboes took. Hoboes were not bums. They worked.
HOBOES: SIGNS. - Chalk Signs Used By Hoboes For The Benefit Of Their Comrades Who Follow.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 14 Jan 2012