Sunday, August 20, 2006

One of favs from the America 24/7 project a while back.
Dugout Dick, other wise known as Richard Zimmerman, has been living in caves above the Salmon River in Idaho for over 50 years with no plumbing, electricity of telephone. In 1948 he acquired his land in Elk Bend, Idaho as a mining claim. Using a team of mules he cleared the land, built a road, and constructed a metal bridge to span the Salmon River. More than 20 mines were dug by hand using only pick, shovel and prybar.


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