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Neil Owen's Blog – August 2009 Archive (1)

When hobos came to the southside neighborhood

Posted on August 6th, 2009 by Ken Harrison



Back when I was a young boy growing up in our Southside neighborhood, we had a lot of men who would ring our back doorbell asking if they could have something to eat. The Great Depression and World War II made for a hard time for many people. So from 1929 until around 1946 there were plenty of men who decided to leave home and try to find odd jobs in other parts of the country. Some were… Continue

Added by Neil Owen on August 6, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

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