Monday, October 12, 2009

Hobo Hotel

This old barn by the Portage River was known locally as the "Hobo Hotel", a place where hobos would stay during the great depression of the 1930s, when many unemployed young men wandered about the country.

B/w gives the image a ghostly quality, a remembrance of the history of those old hard times.

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SquirrelQueen said...

What an interesting building and one with a history. I agree that b&w does give it a ghostly quality.

Paulo Camacho said...

Interesting photo and a nice story.

Anonymous said...

Now it too is a derelict, a little cracked but defiant to the ravages of time.

Someone's Mom said...

It makes for a sad and beautiful photo.


michael bird said...

Very nice combination of photo and words. Wonder if the hobos of our day and time are interested in making use of it yet again?

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Anonymous said...

Very goog!Greeting from Bulgaria!