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The Port Huron and Detroit Railroad Historical Society will host Hobo Fest 2014 on Friday, September 12 & Saturday, September 13 at the former property of The Port Huron & Detroit Railroad, located at 2100 32nd Street in Port Huron. The event celebrates Port Huron’s history as a vital international transport center, the city’s struggle to overcome the economic depression and the courage and resourcefulness of those that rode the rails seeking work and adventure.
The TENTH annual hobo gathering will feature a Spam cook-off and carving contest, Hobo Royalty contest, music, children's activities and much more Hobo Fest is a family friendly educational event that brings people together of all ages to experience the life and adventures of the hobos.
Please bring lawn chairs and dress casually according to the weather.
The purpose of The Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Historical Society is:
To collect, archive, preserve, and present, all for the education of the community, historical documents, photographs, drawings, artifacts and equipment relating to The Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Company and its predecessors, The Port Huron Southern Railway and The Detroit Bay City & Western Railroad, as well as the Grand Trunk Western/Canadian National, and the Pere Marquette/Chesapeake and Ohio.
To obtain, restore and maintain the roundhouse at 32nd Street for use as a museum, as well as other structures, artifacts, and rolling stock, as they may become available;
To accumulate, conserve, and index all data relating to the above-named railroads for the use of scholars, rail fans and scale modelers.