Hobo Convention

The 121st Hobo Convention was held in Britt, Iowa in mid-August. It’s a small-town event that draws people from all over the country, including “retired” hobos, their children and grandchildren. It’s a reunion as well as a celebration of the colorful history of hobo life.

The museum is fabulous — full of photographs, artifacts, documents and a very informative movie. Other activities include crowning of this year’s King and Queen, parade, free Mulligan Stew, and hobo entertainment at the Hobo Jungle (old railroad box car and campground where music and story telling takes place).

The 1929 Ford pictured above was a highlight of the parade, still running on its original engine.

Thought for the Day: My take home pay won’t even take me home.
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