On His Way to Dallas

Location: Modesto, CA
Date: Apr 8, 1940
Agency: NYA
Credits: Rondal Partridge (Photographer)
Source: NARA (SPB)
Accession Number: 119-CAL-14-22

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On his way from Portland, Oregon, where he had been cutting wood for seventy-five cents a tier, to Dallas, Texas where he said his brother had a job for him in meat packaging. Had once been employed driving a truck and, unlike most hitch-hikers, was able to make a specialty of long haul night travel by dressing as a truck driver and thumbing rides on the plea of being a member of the fraternity and able to take a turn at the wheel. Photographed at 9:00 in the evening, he didn't get a ride until around midnight.