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Salmon River Caveman" Richard Zimmerman RIP

 
                              
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Death of 'Salmon River Caveman' ends era

BOISE - Known as the "Salmon River Caveman," Richard Zimmerman lived an essentially 19th-century lifestyle, a digital-age anachronism who never owned a telephone or a television and lived almost entirely off the land.

"He was in his home at the caves at the end, and it was his wish to die there," said Connie Fitte, who lived across the river. "He was the epitome of the free spirit."





 
                              
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http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/04/23/1164899/death-of-caveman-ends-an-era-in.html
 
                              
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Interesting guy.... his life strikes me as a testament of the fact that we don't need all the rules and regulation society brainwashes us into believing we need in order to live.

 
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If nothing else, when somebody says "nobody can _____" - I think this guy proves them wrong for about 20 things in the blank.

 
                              
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I just found this forum and have been spending an amazing amount of time here last three days.
(I'm in desert southwest and temps are over 100. Time to read and study etc)  I had to run over to my e-mail and activate my account when I saw this post.  I grew up in Salmon, ID (and Missoula MT) and have hung out with Dug-Out Dick some. He is/was a great guy. I'm sorry to see he's gone.
 
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Nice to have you Dragonfly.....

Dave was some kind of guy, I'm sure you could tell us stories 

You may want to jump over to meaningless drivel and introduce yourself proper, there was an Introduction thread in there somewhere. 

Again, Welcome to Permies.
 
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