Basswood was at Hobo Convention

In years past Basswood has hitchhiked in the US. One year he hitchhiked to the Hobo Convention in Britt Iowa and stayed there a few days. They have been holding a hobo convention in Britt every year in August since 1900.
One time Basswood hitchhiked between his grandma's house in Oklahoma, and home in northern Minnesota. That time he got as far as Moose Lake Minnesota and couldn't get a ride. Now there is Willow River/Moose Lake Correctional Facility near where he was let off, and the State Mental Institute used to be in Moose Lake. So people in the area do not pick up hitchhikers. He couldn't get a ride, so he called me to come and pick him up.