University of Guelph historian Linda Mahood has studied hitchhiking as a social phenomenon from the 1920s through until the present day in her book Thumbing A Ride, and focuses this talk on Vancouver in 1970 when it was the destination of wandering youth, culminating in the Jericho Riot in October 1970, when police evicted young people from the Jericho Youth Hostel. Mahood's presentation to the Vancouver Historical Society can be viewed below.
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