Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Saving the Knights of the Ties in 1917
From the March 1, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1917, 100 Years Ago.
"There were but four lonely knights of the ties who applied at the police station last night for a place to sleep, and were more than glad to get in out of the cold. When the authorities found out how cold it was this morning the fellows were held over today and will not be turned loose until the weather gets warmer.
"A couple of the wandering were dressed very thinly and had they ventured out today would probably have been found later, frozen to death."
Knights of the Ties= Hobos
Mighty Cold in DeKalb County. --RoadDog