Sunday, 29 January 2012

Brother can you spare a dime…

Hobos and tramps…

To cope with the difficulty of hobo life, 
hobos developed a system of symbols, or a code. 
Hobos would write this code with chalk or coal to provide directions, 
information, and warnings to other hobos. 
Some signs included "turn right here", "beware of hostile railroad police", 
"dangerous dog", "food available here", and so on… 


  1. Never heard about the hobo marks. Thanks for it

  2. I've attended The National Hobo Convention in Britt Iowa numerous times. Always great fun and memories. Check out their website....

  3. Cried when i viewed this knowing it was true and my farther lived it so sad,so sad . Thanks to all involved