Category: Hats Off!
Published: 11 August 2011
... to Larry O. Nichols. The author of A Hobo Odyssey, will be traveling to Britt, Iowa (http://www.brittiowa.com/hobo/events.htm) , the home of the 111th Annual National Hobo Convention, where he has been invited to participate in the festivities there honoring the thousands of traveling hoboes. It is estimated that 50,000 guests will visit the four-day festival from August 11-14, in the mid-western town; normal population – 2,500. Site seeing will include a visit to the memorial in nearby Clear Lake, Iowa, where the famous trio of Rock and Roll stars, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens were killed in 1959.