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Boy Hobos in Mt. Juliet

May 15, 2012 Joe Tomlinson 0

Daniel Webster defines a hobo as a migrant worker or a person who is usually a vagrant or a tramp that is homeless or penniless. Only in the last few years have I heard a story about 20 or so men (boys)
who traveled away from home (mostly out west) to seek an adventure.

When I found out I knew most of the men, I wanted to talk to some of them and hear about their travels. Two of the men who were “Boy Hobos” were Bobby Butler and George Page, Sr. I was taken a back when they told me stories about
their travels. Mr. Page said they were not really homeless because they were leaving a good home and they were traveling to a destination where they would have shelter.

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