The Leatherman Legend

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Date: April 26, 2015
Region: Greater Hudson Valley
Location: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Topic: The Leatherman Legend

The Leatherman Legend

Starting before the Civil War,  a man wearing a head-to-toe leather suit walked a 365-mile circuit between the Connecticut and Hudson rivers, sleeping in caves  and completing his journey every time in precisely 34 days. Historians don't know who he was, or why he lived as a solitary vagabond who rarely spoke, but the legend of the Old Leatherman still fascinates.

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