Riding the Rails


Subject:
Transportation , United States History , The Great Depression , Railroads

Description:
Brief essay about the "more than two million men and perhaps 8,000 women [who] became hoboes" during the Great Depression. Includes illustrations, a short list of people who rode the rails and later became famous, and an oral history from one man who became a hobo during this period. From Wessels Living History Farm, a project devoted to the history of American agriculture.

Creator:
Ganzel, Bill

Publisher:
Wessels Living History Farm

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/water_07.html


PID= res:lii-24206