Study Guide, Riding the Rails

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Hobo- migratory worker who takes a train American Studies Department Rutgers—The State University Study Guide: “Riding the Rails” 1997 1. Why did Jim Mitchell leave his Wisconsin home in 1933 at age 16? His father lost his job. Jim hopped a train because his father could no longer support his family. 2. Why did Clarence Lee leave his Louisiana home in 1929 at age 16? Father told him that he had to leave because the family could not keep itself together. Father said that they couldn’t afford to have Clarence around. 3. What were the two factors that led Rene Champion to leave his Pennsylvania home at age 16? His father beat him and his desire to roam and discover the unknown in America. 4. What provoked Peggy DeHart to leave her Wyoming home in 1938 at age 15? Her father hit her after she cursed at a cow. Her friend asked her to hitchhike, and she did. 5. Why did John Fawcett leave his West Virginia home in 1936 at age 16? How was his case different from most of the others? He left seemingly for the fun of it since his father was well off. He wanted to find adventure. 6. According to Charley Bull, who left his California home in 1930 at age 19, what are
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course 050 366 taught by Professor Angusgillespie during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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