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COLUMN: Hobos and homelessness

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By VINCE LUECKE
Editor

Dorothy Tomlison, who until recently lived near Evanston, mailed me newspaper and magazine clippings about hobos.

Being a hobo was quite a popular occupation in decades past, such as during the Great Depression, not out of choice, but necessity.

Times were tough and people lost homes and farms. That necessitated hitting the road – or the railroad – in search of jobs and opportunities.


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