Understanding the American Hobo

Mar 21, 2019

Hobo, Tramp or Bum? Hobo’s had a code of theics which was established in the late 1800s.  They had their own expressions, words and phrases:

  *Jungle - an area not far from the railroad tracks where hobos camp and congregate

  *Nickle Note - a five dollar bill

   *Possum Belly - riding the roof of a passenger car

Did you know they have Hobo Conventions? 

Join us on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Society's carriage house on the Perkins Stone Mansion property for a PowerPoint presentation by outreach educator, Dave Gates.

The program is free for Society members and volunteers and $10 for nonmembers.  Light refreshments will be served.

Reservations are available on EventBrite.