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    disenfranchised by changing laws and technology which deem their way of life obsolete and are forced to conform or perish. Nowhere is system of conformity anthologized than in Jack Kerouac’s 1960 Essay, “The Vanishing American Hobo” when the author confesses, “I myself was a hobo but I had to give it up around 1956 because of increasing television stories about the abominableness of strangers with packs passing through by themselves…

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    Hobos Riding the Rails In the 1930’s many who rode the rails led an exciting but dangerous life while riding the rails led an exciting but dangerous life. While riding the fails the would live in the woods called “jungles”. The hoboes riding the rails was interesting to learn about. Some interesting topics were why they rode the rails, where they lived and cooked and how dangerous it was to ride the rails. First, it is important why the hoboes had to ride the rails. During the Dust Bowl…

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    Rail Hopping Culture

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    “Tramps, Hobos, Beats and Crusties” There is something romantic about hearing the sound of a train in the distance. It has a way of enticing the imagination--it conjures up sepia images of hardship and freedom, and leaves us with an unexplained longing. It is as if the railroad links us to our country’s past, a nostalgic reminder that some things never change. In 2008 I spent the better part of a year hopping freight and hitchhiking from Maine to Washington. Although I only rode a handful of…

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    Trains And Hobos Essay

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    Trains and Hobos: Behind the Scenes of the Great Depression Walter Ballard once said, “There was so many people on it, it looked like blackbirds,” when he was talking about a train as he was train hopping (Ganzel). Many people who had nothing and wanted to start over became hobos (Ganzel). Throughout the Great Depression, many hobos relied on trains, so they didn’t have to walk to other towns. During the Great Depression, trains were used for transportation and provided jobs to many people, but…

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    When A Hobo Went Wrong

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    B. According to the facts, he was a hobo and he was hitching a ride on a railroad train. If he was a hobo then it was reasonably foreseeable that he could not afford to get a ride on the train the proper way and would try to get a ride an alternative way. Railroad officials should have anticipated that hobos could be around and they should have thought about how they would deal with hobos and other people who couldn’t afford a ride. The hobo was hitching a ride on a railroad train and that is a…

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    Teens left home during the Depression for several reasons. Some teens left home because there was no work and they thought they were a burden to their mother and father. Others who lived in large families left home because they thought that one less mouth to feed would lighten the burden on their families. Some teens were also asked to leave their homes by their parents who couldn’t afford food for them and were going through a tough time. The hobos’ tales reveal that families were in such bad…

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    Identity In French Roast

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    Each short film has a specific story. In the short animated film French Roast, it displayed an innovative story line. The characters in the film played a major role in making the film different. Also, the audience of the film was identified throughout the film, to deliver their message. In French Roast the characters in the film made the film unique. The characters consisted of a man who couldn't pay for his coffee, an old nun who was also a bank robber, a hobo who kept going into the…

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    getting riled up during an argument—like other extroverts. A tired Strayed hiked fifty miles on the PCT and wants to hitch a ride to town. A man—noticing her presence—decides to stop and interview her for a column on the hobo lifestyle. At first she is worried about his intentions, but realizing he’s harmless she says, “I’m not a hobo.” After correcting him politely on what she’s doing, the man asks a few more questions and insists she’s a hobo. Adding a little more bark this time, she repeats,…

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    Exonumia History

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    Exonumia are currency-like items that carry no value as currency. They are valued for their aesthetic or novelty value rather than their precious metal content or assigned currency value. This includes currency that has been artistically debased, tokens, medals, and more. “Hobo Nickels” are created when coins are used as a sculpting medium. They are artfully carved and altered into unique artworks. The term has evolved into an umbrella term for the use of coins as a sculpting medium. The…

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    to get by. and they're are charities that help these people as well. but what we need for homeless people is the opportunity for them to see not just a government like donation but a more human way to help them get back the confidence to reach their dreams. 5 In the past homeless teenagers had no resources for help, basically if your homeless your screwed. but today you have resources to find a way to get a job or if your not old enough you can be given to a foster home. so today just because…

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