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  Hobo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hobo is a term that refers to certain wandering persons without homes, particularly those who make a habit of hopping freight trains.
The iconic image of a hobo is that of a downtrodden, shabbily-dressed and perhaps drunken male, one that was solidified in American culture during the Great Depression.
Hobos are often depicted carrying a bindle or a sign asking for money.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hobo   (1331 words)

 Hobo Terminology
Hoboes travelled in order to work, tramps were professional wanderers and idlers, bums were stationary and survived on handouts and soup kitchens.
Hobo signs (2) - These were a a variety of cryptic symbols scratched on the gate or a residence or barnyard, or somewhere conspicuous in a rail yard.
In the golden age of the hobo (1880 until World War 1) it was an honor given by an unofficial vote of the hoboes on the road, to someone who survived, the most experienced and respected hobo of them all.
www.hobonickels.org /terms.htm   (20540 words)

 What is a Hobo?
And where a Hobo is concerned, migratory in activities, and habits, they are still predictable to return to places and areas they deem comfortable with a frequency.
The Hobo, having no community ties in the town, has no physical proof of his travels, and past places of residence, and therefore is an easy scapegoat to blame for what local crime the police cannot otherwise solve.
Older Hobos may not always use past experience, but may also be armed with a railroad scanner, in the past a hobo could ask and get good direct information as to whatever train they might be wanting to travel on going to, or near their destination.
www.hobo.com /what_is_a_hobo.htm   (2658 words)

 Hobo Spider Management Guidelines--UC IPM
The hobo spider is a member of the spider family Agelenidae, a common group that has many species throughout California and the United States.
Hobo spiders have been reported to have a bite that can leave a necrotic (i.e., rotting flesh) wound that progresses over several days—similar to that caused by a brown recluse bite.
Therefore, until a study is done with a series of verified bites of hobo spiders in humans resulting in skin lesions, it is more sensible to question the potential of hobo spider to cause skin lesions rather than to make the mistake of emphatically stating that it is a dangerous spider.
www.ipm.ucdavis.edu /PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7488.html   (1893 words)

Hobo is a celebration of the cultural and historical significance of the hobo in American society.
Eddy Joe Cotton paints a multilayered portrait of this strangely enduring lifestyle—of the men who ride the trains, the tricks of the trade, the vocabulary they use, the places they camp, the train yards they avoid, the gear they are sure to carry, and the stories and lessons each one imparts.
Told in Eddy Joe’s infectious and original voice, Hobo is a heartfelt exploration of a fascinating subculture, and of one man’s place in a world that has all but been forgotten.
www.eddyjoecotton.com /hobo.html   (920 words)

 Fran's Hobo Page
We are not homeless, lazy bums as many tales of Hobo life seem to portray us, We are a freedom loving people who elect to live the life we enjoy instead of docily accepting the dictates of what others seem to think is the proper way to live.
Hoboes are noted for their desire to travel and, especially their desire for independence.
Hoboes may travel alone or occasionally with a few others for a period of time but, regardless of this, they are a close knit group of people.
www.worldpath.net /~minstrel   (1603 words)

 Hobo College
To the hobo population Chicago was “Big Chi,” the place where thousands of migratory workers in the early 1900s hopped freight cars for jobs in the nation's harvest fields and logging camps.
Amidst West Madison Street's missions, cheap eateries, bars, and other establishments that catered to the itinerants' needs, Ben Reitman, dashing physician, reformer, and anarchist, founded a “hobo college” in 1908.
For nearly three decades, the hobo college provided an educational experience to these men and fostered a spirit of fraternity among them.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/589.html   (177 words)

 Damn Interesting » The Hobo Code
This is not like the sign language that hearing-impaired people use to communicate; rather, it was markings and drawings that hobos would leave along the road for their fellow travelers.
Hobo signs were typically drawn onto utility poles using charcoal or some other type of temporary writing material that would wash out in time with the weather.
The need for the language has decreased as well; there are many fewer hobos now than there were in the past, and the progress of communicative technology has made the use of signs somewhat outdated.
www.damninteresting.com /?p=561   (2270 words)

 Hobo Purses - Buy Hobo Purses Online - New Designer Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Hobo Purses is an open-top bag that has straps or handles; you can wear it over your shoulder or carry in your hand.
A Hobo Purse is a crescent-shaped bag that hangs from your shoulder.
Hobo Purses also come with beautiful prints on them; totes that feature celebrities are particularly popular, just now.
mywebpage.netscape.com /handbags2006/hobo-purse.html   (356 words)

 Hobo Sign Language
During the Depression thousands of unemployed men turned hobo overnight flocked to Texas because they heard from others traveling the country that there was a town out West called El Paso known for its generosity to beggars.
Two hobos, traveling together, have gone the direction of the arrows.
Although the hobo sign language no longer exists, many homeless still know that El Paso is a generous city, recently having been named one of the top 50 U.S. cities for charitable giving.
www.epcc.edu /ftp/Homes/monicaw/borderlands/12_hobo_sign_language.htm   (459 words)

Not all Hoboes travelled the whole country as some Harvest Hoboes, for example, would just work up and down the west or east coast.
I have seen examlpes where some of the signs shown here were used in foriegn countries and had the same meanings so, although the signs are called "Hobo Signs", their origin could well have been from a past era.
With so much Hobo and tramp history unrecorded all we can do is draw the best conclusions from what we are able to put together from bits and pieces of old documents that can still be found so, from my own experience, and studies, I believe these are tramp signs.
www.worldpath.net /~minstrel/hobosign.htm   (268 words)

Check the gallery for the latest additions and the master list for all of the new hobo names.
The 700 Hoboes are on their way to a Railyard near you.
We are in the process of assembling all the hoboes into one place for your perusal.
www.e-hobo.com   (192 words)

 Hobo Font - Fonts.com
The Hobo font is a dynamically tapering face in which all strokes are accentuated curves, achieving a superb decorative effect.
Hobo almost suggests a freely drawn alphabet with its unusual robust roundness.
The Hobo font was designed to be used at large sizes.
www.fonts.com /FindFonts/detail.htm?pid=201344   (148 words)

 OHNS: A Dictionary of Old Hobo Slang -by Stephen P. Alpert
fakir - a bum or tramp pretending to be a hobo
hobo nighthawk - a railroad policeman disguised as a hobo
Q or The Que - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR Rabbi - a frequent moniker of a Jewish hobo
www.hobonickels.org /alpert04.htm   (5235 words)

 HOBO, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HOBO Incorporated is a chemical formulator and manufacturer specializing in custom formulating and private labeling.
We listen to our customers and then create the products and programs they need to achieve their goals.
A HOBO program can consist of an entire chemical line or as little as a single product.
www.hoboinc.com   (89 words)

 HOBO - Home Owner's Bargain Outlet
HOBO out hustles "retail stores" by specializing in getting factory-direct deals and closeouts and selling them for 10% to 50% less than similar items elsewhere.
HOBO is famous for the spectacular values we offer on ceramic tile, marble tile, wood flooring, area rugs, kitchen cabinets, vanities, medicine cabinets, whirlpool bathtubs, steel entry doors, lawn and garden items, PLUS much, much more!
HOBO receives truckloads of new merchandise every day, so each time you shop at HOBO you'll have exciting new merchandise to choose from.
www.hoboonline.com   (292 words)

 Maxx Handbags, Hermes Handbags, Brighton Handbags, Hobo Handbags, Womens Handbags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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angie-ruth.info /skanah01/handbags.html   (1017 words)

 Hitchhikers, Hobo/ Bohemian Era (1914-1937) - Road Encyclopedia -digihitch.com
Hitchhikers, hobos and wayside explorers in the first era of simple road mobility.
The fictional hobo, Boxcar Bertha, was actually a character created by Dr. Ben Reitman as an amalgamation of several strong, traveling women he knew in the Bohemian Era.
His character hitchhiked, hopped trains and moved about America most notably in the 20s and 30s, mixing with the social reformers of her time.
www.digihitch.com /viewlink-1568.html   (709 words)

 Hobo Signs & Symbols
But the classic American hobo of early this century communicated through a much more basic system of marks--a code through which they gave information and warnings to their fellow Knights of the Road.
Usually, these signs would be written in chalk or coal on a trestle, fence, building or sidewalk, letting others know what they could expect in the area of the symbol.
Below are a number of these hobo signs.
www.slackaction.com /signroll.htm   (113 words)

 Questions & Answers: Hobo
Here’s the first example I know about, which comes from the Ellensburgh Capital in Washington State, in November 1889: “The tramp has changed his name, or rather had it changed for him, and now he is a ‘Hobo’ ”.
Note the initial capital letter, which also turns up in other early examples, and which has led many writers to conclude that it was a proper name, or at least the hoboes own name for themselves.
Incidentally, though many writers equate hobo and tramp, they themselves made a careful distinction, in that a hobo travelled to find work while a tramp travelled to avoid it.
www.worldwidewords.org /qa/qa-hob1.htm   (333 words)

 Hobo International Handbags - Free Shipping & Return Shipping
Organizational pockets, security zipper, sturdy straps, functional spaces and lightweight materials make Hobo products distinctive and versatile.
Confident styling, edgy attitude, quality construction and practical features are hallmarks of Hobo designs.
Hobo is a recognized line designed by WOMEN, for WOMEN.
www.zappos.com /n/br/b/537.html   (324 words)

 HoboTraveler.com Budget Travel Guide
I live the life of a wandering Hobo, moving from country to country; so far I have visited over 55 countries in 8 years of travel and I am still on the road!
This page is to help you and me learn how to explore the planet looking for a job.
A Hobo is a person that travels to work.
www.hobotraveler.com   (221 words)

 Billy Bob Music - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If you missed Billy Bob Thornton on "The Henry Rollins Show" in July, go to www.ifc.com/henry to view the interview as he discusses his music and the release of his album HOBO.
It's as if, miraculously, Lou Reed collided with John Prine at a rest-stop somewhere on the interstate to Hitsville in the "passionately purple"' musical mind of Billy Bob.
Billy Bob Thornton's HOBO is a riveting collection of musical mini-movies,
www.billybobmusic.com   (304 words)

 The camera that goes where you go   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gordon and Dick Sullivan of Bostick and Sullivan have teamed up and put their fifty plus years experience in large format photography to the task of refining the design and bringing this truly remarkable camera to market.
We can provide it with a selection of new lenses or will bench fit it with your existing lens for a modest fee.
See some of Dick's 120 mm Hobo Pics and more info on the Hobo FF 120
www.bostick-sullivan.com /Hobo/welcome.htm   (397 words)

 Bearded Collie by Hobo a Beardie
Of course you can check out Hobo's personal information as well.
We hope you enjoy your visit and get the information on this shaggy dog breed that you need.
Hobo always provides references and gains permissions for use of work from others.
beardie.net /hobo   (266 words)

 Bearded Collie Personal Pages - Hobo's Bearded Collie Links - largest in the world for Beardies
- Her humans are Yumiko and Takashi Aoyagi - Daisy is Hobo's sweet beardie girl friend in Japan.
Hobo was delighted when Harlan and Chloe wrote him to tell him of this new page a fan put up (with Chloe's Picture!)
It's yours as Hobo's gift to you for being a reader of Hobo's pages.
beardie.net /hobo/beardielinks/bl_personal.htm   (3264 words)

 Battery-operated HOBO data loggers and controllers by Onset Computer
Battery-operated HOBO data loggers and controllers by Onset Computer
Onset manufactures small, battery-powered HOBO data loggers, weather stations, and Tattletale data logger/controllers for use in indoor, outdoor, and underwater monitoring applications.
Innovative product design and high-volume, in-house manufacturing assure affordable, accurate, and reliable data logger performance.
www.onsetcomp.com   (236 words)

 Battery-operated HOBO data loggers and controllers
A support site for users of HOBO® and StowAway® brand data loggers and accessories
This site contains product information regarding HOBO® and StowAway® data loggers as well as BoxCar®, BoxCar Pro, and HOBOware®software for Windows® and Mac.
"Measuring Energy Usage for Inverter and Battery Bank Sizing" - Mark Patton describes his experiences using HOBO data loggers in this article featured in Home Power Magazine.
www.hobohelp.com   (175 words)

 Hobo - Best Quality Complete Bicycles, Bicycle Components, Tyres, Tubes, Chainwheels, Freewheels, Hubs, Axles, Bicycle ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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www.hoboindia.com   (47 words)

 Entertainment - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
A stilt-walker entertains shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England
Funny Hobo: Funny and work-safe pictures, videos, games, and more!
WikiHumor Entertaining things that get passed around via email.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/e/n/t/Entertainment.html   (55 words)

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