Re: [FJGRailroad] Origin of Hojack (Was: RW&O)
>From: Frank Pierson <fpierson@...>ince I asked the question I am glad you stirred the pot. And by the way noww
>Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Origin of Hojack (Was: RW&O)
>Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 06:09:04 -0500
>I hate to stir the pot on this, but I know how history tends to change
>the facts a bit. Many team drivers of both horses and asses trained
>there teams to respond to verbal commands so they could do other things
>while working. HI was the common command for left and HO was used to
>tell the team to go right. A clicking of the tongue was a common move to
>start the team and of course everyone knows the WHOA command to stop.
>We commonly tied off the reins to the front of the wagon while loading
>hay and used voice commands to drive the team. The last I drove was as
>a teenager, Many moons ago!
> So how do we determine the fact from the fiction?
that you mention it, I believe there was an animated cartoon where one of
the songs goes Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to work we go...........
Still I want to find that definite answer that I don't thing exists. But I
wish I had Hungerfords book. I am sure it would explain it...
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