Where Have All The Hoboes Gone? (Iowa)
“The National Hobo Convention has been held in Britt, Iowa, since 1900.”
Vagabonds! People who work and wander without many dollars to their name or a permanent place to call a home! Scott Lamb has a great story (and photos), of going to the National Hobo Convention, and meeting with the eclectic crowd. They even do a rendition of “Call Me Maybe” on a recorder (seriously, no one can escape that song). Also, if you wander, but don’t work, you’re a tramp. And if you don’t wander or work, well you’re just a bum. The more you know.