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Archive for October 2, 2009

Ride the Rails with ‘Auto City Slim’

Berthoud Museum Hosts Program on the American Hobo By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder From 1860 through the Great Depression of the 1930s it is estimated that 4 million men, women and children stole rides on freight trains, hoping to find work in another town. Although thousands died (an estimated 32,000 freight train riders were killed between 1890 and 1910 alone) hopping a train was used as free transportation to a better life. (more…)

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