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Understanding the American Hobo Presentation at Salem Historical Society
STARTS: Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 07:00pm

Salem Historical Society - Dale Shaffer Research Library
208 S. Broadway Ave., Salem
330-337-8514
https://salemhistoricalsociety.org
 
 

"Understanding the American Hobo," presented by Dave Gates, Education Specialist with Summit County Historical Society.

This meeting will be LIVE ONLY and will not be recorded or broadcast on Facebook.

 

Hobo, Tramp or Bum? Hobos had a code of ethics which was established in the  late 1800s. They had their own expressions, words, and phrases. Jungle is an area not far from the tracks where Hobos would camp and congregate, nickel note is a five dollar bill, and possum means to belly ride the roof of a passenger car. Did you know they have Hobo Conventions? This "Remember When Outreach Program" is not only entertaining, it is historic in content and a fascinating history lesson as presented by Dave Gates, Education Specialist with Summit County Historical Society.

 

Dave  Gates started as a volunteer at the Summit County Historical Society assisting with special events and programming along with the collaborative down at Lock 3 as a park of the Akron History Exhibit. After retiring from Summit Metro Parks, Dave started working with the education department for "Remember When" where he developed this outreach program.  

 

Monthly Meetings are open to the public and parking is available in the parking lot on South Lundy across from lower level entrance.

Learn more and see event schedule on website - https://salemhistoricalsociety.org

 
 
 

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