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the original Leatherman

Discussion in 'People & Cultures' started by oak moth, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. oak moth

    oak moth Rambler

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    new-History_Leatherman_Page126.

    (a person, not a tool.)
    i've been reading what little there is about this historical character lately - no one really knows who he was, except apparently he spoke french, wore one suit of diy leather clothes all the time, and spent decades in the latter 19th century walking a loop between the connecticut and hudson rivers. people seem to have liked him and he survives in folklore and the locations of caves he's known to have stayed in along his route. i have half an idea to try and retrace his route this summer.

    https://patch.com/connecticut/southington/the-leatherman-legendary-vagabond-of-connecticut-8ea608d3

    or just search "leatherman vagabond"
     
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    I love the idea of retracing his steps!!
    Fun article, thx.