Dakota Datebook: Hobos in Minot


November 27, 2023

On Nov. 23 in 1905, the Minot Optic reported that the city was fed up with all of its downtown beggars and hobos. Starting today, the Optic reported, those "hobos" who have exhibited "repulsive features in our city," will be given the "cold shoulder." These vagrants must "disappear in the immediate future, or will be arrested and made to pay the penalty of the law."

Minot, not unlike other N.D....

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