One man's hardship, another man's heaven


Recently, the www.idahostatesman. com news website reported the death of Richard Zimmerman, a man whose life had nothing to do with high finance, high society, high-speed Internet or most standard trappings of our modern world — including telephones, electricity and running water. I did not know the man, but wish I had. Zimmerman, better known as Dugout Dick, died April 21, 2010, at the age of 94 from natural causes in the cave-built house he called home. Dugout Dick, according to the article, was the last of a community of people living outside of societal norms who had built their homes...

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