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C.R. 'Tiny' Boland in Riding the Rails: American Experience

Riding the Rails: American Experience

1998 NR

This landmark "American Experience" episode chronicles the story of 250,000 American teenagers who left their homes to ride freight trains across the country during the Great Depression -- adventures that were borne out of necessity. Interviews with witnesses and rare footage accurately document the emotion and angst of the teens. The soundtrack includes music from various folk artists such as Woody Guthrie, Jimmie Rodgers, and Brownie McGhee.