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All About Hobos

This presentation discusses many things pertaining to hobos and their various qualities.
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Bethany Berg

on 3 December 2012

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Hobo Jungles All About Hobos "What are Hobos?" you may ask. That is an excellent question! Hobos are people, just like you and I. But not really. Unless you have no job, frequently hop trains, and sleep near the railroad, in which case you ARE very much like a hobo. Congratulations! In this presentation, you will learn many things about hobos. You will learn what a hobo is. You will learn how hobos lived and if they exist today. You will learn how fellow hobos communicated with one another. And you will learn some common false presuppositions about hobos. Travel and Work, often hopping trains
Has Ethics Code
Help and live with fellow Hobos
Don't Beg
Really Cool
Do not still exist, unfortunately
Gentlemen in a sticky situation due to the Depression.
Chased by the police Hobo vs. Homeless Hobos of all ages and genders lived in these camps. Here, hobos and their families would cook hobo stew and sing songs around their hobo fire. These are hobos. What Are Hobos? During the Great Depression era of the 1930s, many lost their job and the population of hobos skyrocketed.
Some men would travel about, hopping trains and working odd jobs for money or food.
These men lived in "hobo jungles": makeshift camp sites near the railways and rivers. Hobos: A History The Hobo Code Hobos would write symbols on sidewalks, fence posts, and other surfaces to communicate with fellow hobos. It's All Hobo To Me! Flip: Board a moving Train
Bindle stick: possesions wrapped in cloth and hung from a stick for traveling.
Blowed-in-the glass: A genuine, trustworthy individual
Bo: The name Hobos generally used to referred to fellow Hobos.
Bone Orchard: Graveyard
Bullets: Beans
Buger: Today's Lunch.
California Blankets: Newspapers used for bedding.
Grease the Track: Be run over by a train.
Possum Belly: To ride on the roof of a passenger car. A Hobo By Any Other Name... The Orgin Of the Name is Unknown but here are some possible reasons ...
Hoe-boy was a term for a farm hand.
The greeting "Ho, boy!"
The railroad greeting "Ho, beau!"
Short for HOmeward BOund. Hobo Ethics Created in 1889 at the St. Louis National Hobo Convention
Decide your own life, don't let another person run or rule you.
When in town, always respect the local law and officials, and try to be a gentleman at all times.
Don't take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation, locals or other hobos.
Always try to find work, even if temporary, and always seek out jobs nobody wants. By doing so you not only help a business along, but ensure employment should you return to that town again.
When no employment is available, make your own work by using your added talents at crafts.
Do not allow yourself to become a stupid drunk and set a bad example for locals' treatment of other hobos.
When jungling in town, respect handouts, do not wear them out, another hobo will be coming along who will need them as bad, if not worse than you.
Always respect nature, do not leave garbage where you are jungling.
If in a community jungle, always pitch in and help.
Try to stay clean, and boil up wherever possible.
When traveling, ride your train respectfully, take no personal chances, cause no problems with the operating crew or host railroad, act like an extra crew member.
Do not cause problems in a train yard, another hobo will be coming along who will need passage through that yard.
Do not allow other hobos to molest children, expose all molesters to authorities, they are the worst garbage to infest any society.
Help all runaway children, and try to induce them to return home.
Help your fellow hobos whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday.
If present at a hobo court and you have testimony, give it. Whether for or against the accused, your voice counts! Sit and Do Nothing
Have no such code
Do not care about fellow homeless
Most definately beg
Not at all cool
Still exist, unfortunately
Lazy men who are in a sticky situation because of themselves.
Annoy the police and everyone around them National Hobo Convention Held in Britt, Iowa on the second weekend of every August.
Includes Hobo musicians, reenactments, a carnival, a flea market, a parade, races, museum, auction, church service, car show,arts and crafts show, a Hobo Jungle, and a Hobo King and Queen coronation. Thank you for listening!
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