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    Death of 'Caveman' ends an era in Idaho

    Death of 'Caveman' ends an era in Idaho | Local News | Idaho Statesman

    Born in Indiana in 1916, Zimmerman grew up on farms in Indiana and Michigan, the son of a moonshiner with a mean streak. He rebelled against his domineering father and ran away at a young age, riding the rails west and learning the hobo songs he later would play on a battered guitar for guests at his caves.

    He punched cows and worked as a farmhand, settling in Idaho's Lemhi Valley in 1937 and making ends meet by cutting firewood and herding sheep. In 1942, he joined the Army and served as a truck driver in the Pacific during World War II. When his service ended, he returned to Idaho and never left.

    He raised goats and chickens, tended a bountiful vegetable garden and orchard and stored what he couldn't eat or sell in a root cellar. A lifelong victim of a quarrelsome stomach, he survived largely on what he could grow or make. Homemade yogurt ranked among his proudest achievements.
    In a time where you have liberals screaming about how our consumption is killing the planet and conservatives who swear if the government ever fell they would know how to survive, here was a guy who put his money where his mouth was. R.I.P. you old crazy bastard.
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    Re: Death of 'Caveman' ends an era in Idaho

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    Death of 'Caveman' ends an era in Idaho | Local News | Idaho Statesman



    In a time where you have liberals screaming about how our consumption is killing the planet and conservatives who swear if the government ever fell they would know how to survive, here was a guy who put his money where his mouth was. R.I.P. you old crazy bastard.
    As self sufficient as this guy seemed to be, I would have sworn that he would have outlived cockroaches. LOL.
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