FL George washington "Bo"Hughes disappeared on after 1980

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  1. Startover

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    Son of freed slave; Born about 1900 In Mississippi. Ran away from home in 1915 to become a Hobo-learned to read and write and a profession-carving persons faces in nickels; one report said he was last seen in 1980 [http://hobonickels.org/bo.php]; an "American Heritage" article on his life gives a latter date of his disappearence {reference only}

    For the record havent seen any listing on either "Charley Project" or "Doe Network" [dont know about NAMUS]

    IF anyone can add anymore info-please do....
     


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    He seems very famous in coin collecting circles. One of his nickels sold for nearly 25 thousand dollars. Here is an example of his work upload_2021-2-24_19-42-22.jpeg and here is an article about him. He is featured in books on hobo coins. Original Hobo Nickel Society
     
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    This article says he disappeared from a hobo jungle in Florida. A hobo jungle seems to be a term for a homeless camp next to a railroad. Collecting Hobo Nickels
     
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