Historical Society: Hobos and Hoovervilles focus of talk


MILLBROOK— Riding the rails — the idea of absolute freedom — has long been associated with the life of the hobo. Hobos are men and women who survived the Great Depression as best they could, often leaving homes and families behind to find work and possibly send money home to loved ones.

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