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The Eccentric Merchant from New Ipswich New Hampshire: Jabez Hills (1788-1871)

Jabez Hills led a seemingly normal life until his later years, when he became known as “Jabez the Hermit,” and was considered by some to be a somewhat odd, miserly recluse. This business-savy man led a productive, generous life and … Continue reading

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The Hermit of Mont Vernon New Hampshire: Jarvis Smith (1850-1925)

I’d heard the old tales of a hermit that lived in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire but until recently I had not known his name. The story of this solitary man came to light in a series of newspaper posts published … Continue reading

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Hermit of the White Mountains: John A. Vial aka English Jack

He was the most picturesque of latter-day White Mountain characters

“English Jack”–known to thousands of visitors to the region … Continue reading

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White Mountain Hermit

See upcoming article about the hermit of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Continue reading

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