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Hobo History
The Story of the Early American Hobo
The first and most important rule of the hobo code
was 'decide your own life', which meant 'do what
you want to do'.
Hobo Defined
 A hobo is a migratory worker or homeless
vagabond, often penniless. The term originated in
the Western—prob...
National Hobo
Convention
 In 1900 the town fathers of Britt Iowa invited the
National Hobo Convention to town and it has ...
Hobo (ethical) code
 An ethical code was created by Tourist Union #63 during its 1889
National Hobo Convention in St. Lou...
5) When no employment is available, make your own work by using your
added talents at crafts.
6) Do not allow yourself to ...
12) Do not cause problems in a train yard, another hobo will be coming
along who will need passage through that yard.
13) ...
“Steam Train”
 Maurice W Graham "Steam Train"
Grand Patriarch of America’s Hobos who has died aged 89.
Maurice W. Graham ...
“Steam train”
Hobo Rally
 Hobo in the morning
 Hobo at night
 Hobo everyday putting up a fight / using all his might
I don’t know what I’ve been told! Hobo Pussy is filled with Gold!
Mmmm good
Feels good
Is good
It’s real good
Tastes good
...
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  1. 1. Hobo History The Story of the Early American Hobo
  2. 2. The first and most important rule of the hobo code was 'decide your own life', which meant 'do what you want to do'.
  3. 3. Hobo Defined  A hobo is a migratory worker or homeless vagabond, often penniless. The term originated in the Western—probably Northwestern—United States during the last decade of the 19th century. Unlike tramps, who work only when they are forced to, and bums, who do not work at all, hobos are workers who wander.  As many as 20,000 hobos live in America today.
  4. 4. National Hobo Convention  In 1900 the town fathers of Britt Iowa invited the National Hobo Convention to town and it has been held in August ever since  At the Hobo convention, hobos camp out in the “Hobo Jungle” and tell stories and sing hobo songs.  A hobo King and Queen are named.  Hobo Museum in Britt Iowa
  5. 5. Hobo (ethical) code  An ethical code was created by Tourist Union #63 during its 1889 National Hobo Convention in St. Louis Missouri. This code was voted upon as a concrete set of laws to govern the Nation-wide Hobo Body; it reads this way: 1) Decide your own life, don't let another person run or rule you. 2) When in town, always respect the local law and officials, and try to be a gentleman at all times. 3) Don't take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation, locals or other hobos. 4) 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.
  6. 6. 5) When no employment is available, make your own work by using your added talents at crafts. 6) Do not allow yourself to become a stupid drunk and set a bad example for locals' treatment of other hobos. 7) 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. 8) Always respect nature, do not leave garbage where you are jungling. 9) If in a community jungle, always pitch in and help. 10) Try to stay clean, and boil up wherever possible. 11) 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.
  7. 7. 12) Do not cause problems in a train yard, another hobo will be coming along who will need passage through that yard. 13) Do not allow other hobos to molest children, expose all molesters to authorities, they are the worst garbage to infest any society. 14) Help all runaway children, and try to induce them to return home. 15) Help your fellow hobos whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday. 16) If present at a hobo court and you have testimony, give it. Whether for or against the accused, your voice counts!
  8. 8. “Steam Train”  Maurice W Graham "Steam Train" Grand Patriarch of America’s Hobos who has died aged 89. Maurice W. Graham was known to thousands of itinerant people across the States by his hobo name: “Steam Train”. He started sneaking free rides on freight trains in the 1930s when he was fourteen. Like millions of other unemployed people during the depression, Steam Train rode the rails in search of work. He became a legendary figure in the Hobo community, setting up the Hobo Foundation and was crowned King of the Hobos five times.
  9. 9. “Steam train”
  10. 10. Hobo Rally  Hobo in the morning  Hobo at night  Hobo everyday putting up a fight / using all his might
  11. 11. I don’t know what I’ve been told! Hobo Pussy is filled with Gold! Mmmm good Feels good Is good It’s real good Tastes good Mighty good Good for you, good for me I don’t need no teenage chick All I need is my hobo bitch I don’t know what I’ve been told The hobo’s road is mighty cold I don’t know what other’s claim But I’m not ready to take that westbound train I’m a honey dipping son of a gun I don’t care just hand me some rum I don’t need no jungle buzzardin son of a bitch I just need to get rid of my 10 year jock itch I’ve been walkin to the risin sun I’m a hobo travlin son of a gun

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