The American HoboAround the time of the Civil War, railroads were being built at a frantic pace. By the early 1870s there were 60,000 miles of track in the U.S., increasing to 250,000 by the 1930s. The war had produced a generation of young men used to living under adverse conditions. With the return of peace many no longer had jobs or family ties and became itinerant workmen, crossing the country by hopping trains. Economic depression beginning in 1873 accelerated this trend.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||Billy Holcomb Chapter #1069 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus and Harvey House, and City of Barstow|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 4:03pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 497801 N 3862475|
|Decimal Degrees||34.90470000, -117.02406667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 54.282', W 117° 1.444'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 54' 16.92" N, 117° 1' 26.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 685 N 1st Ave, Barstow CA 92311, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
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