Modern people have a rather romantic view of the itinerant hobo tradition of the 1930s. It's easy to see why. Just think: packing up a bindle, walking out the door, and setting out on the rails for a life of freedom and adventure. But it's a hard life on the road. You'd need all the help that you could get. Fortunately, you'd have your fellow hobos — and the hobo code they used to communicate with each other.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas December 19, 2017
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