From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.
In tiny Britt, Iowa, we visited the only museum in the world devoted to the hobo way of life. The term hobo originated in the western United States during the 1800s to describe a migratory worker. Many were displaced Civil War veterans who found it hard to settle back down into a routine life at home. Others had no home to go back to. Unlike tramps and bums, who avoided work at every attempt, hobos were always willing to work for a meal or for pay, wherever they wandered.
Exhibits at the Hobo Museum show the history of hobos and their daily lives with photographs, artifacts, and videos. Displays include hobo memorabilia, original hobo crafts, photographs, videos and documentaries depicting the hobo lifestyle, paintings, a historic postcard collection, a hobo doll collection, and much more. The Hobo Museum is a tribute to all the hobos who have wandered America over the years.
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