Monday, February 06, 2006

Tramp Enters School Near Frazeysburg

Feb. 6, 1912--After perusing turn-of-the-century newspapers, one gets the general idea that homelessness presented quite a challenge to Coshocton. The papers are filled with stories of bums, vagrants, hoboes, and tramps. Most often, these individuals were harmless, often looking for a handout or a way to stay warm.

In this case, an individual let himself into Frazeyburg's school, built a fire, and kicked back for a good night's sleep. When teachers arrived that morning, they found the cozy bum asleep. Fearing for the children's safety, the aforementioned tramp was shown the door and threatened with incarceration.


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