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Monthly Archives: August 2004

Minnesota hermit: Dorothy Molter

Dorothy Molter (1907-89) — sometimes spelled Moulter — lived as a hermit in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, in the Superior National Forest, in northern Minnesota. She was the subject of a LIFE magazine profile on hermits and a book by Bob Cary entitled Root Beer Lady, the Dorothy Molter Story (Duluth: Pfeiffer-Hamilton, 1992). […]

Hermits portrayed

Two items about hermits portrayed in film and theater: 1. Lugger the 18th-century hermit who lived in a cave in Cornwall, England, is portrayed in a stage play; URL: Robert Harrill, the Fort Fisher hermit of North Carolina, is portrayed in a documentary film. URLs:; and north_carolina/counties/gaston/9222304.htm?1c. For more about the […]