Idaho Hermits

Idaho Hermits (HM22LG)

Location: Salmon, ID 83467 Lemhi County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 54.264', W 113° 57.51'

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Living for more than 60 years in hand-built "dugouts" across the Salmon River from this site, Richard "Dugout Dick" Zimmerman (1916-2010) came to symbolize the Idaho hermit.
With colorful names like Buckskin Bill and Hank the Hermit, these men (and a few women) eked out lonely existences, many along the Salmon River. Dugout Dick built multiple dugout caves during his time on the Salmon and eventually died here at age 94. By the 1980s, Dick's dugouts had become a local landmark, easily visible across the Salmon River. After Dicks death, the BLM reclaimed the dugouts, citing safety concerns. A cabin built by Dick remains on the site, which includes interpretive signs. The site can be accessed by crossing the one-lane bridge a short drive north of here by following the directional signage.
HM NumberHM22LG
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 266437 N 4976589
Decimal Degrees44.90440000, -113.95850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.264', W 113° 57.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 15.84" N, 113° 57' 30.6" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2032 US-93, Salmon ID 83467, US
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