January 1913 Steamer JOHN LEE

The Memphis Commercial Appeal Mid-South Memories January 1, 2013 reported:

January 1913

More than 200 whiskered hoboes and tramps, gathered from all quarters of the city by the Associated Charities, will leave Memphis this afternoon aboard the John Lee, chartered for that purpose, to take up employment on the levees between Memphis and Vicksburg.

 

 

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