Skip to content

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Swiss property seeks hermit

UPDATE: A hermit-caretaker has been hired! URL: http://austriantimes.at/news/Around_the_World/2014-07-01/51346/Swiss_Council_Hires_New_Hermit_For_Job_With_Cave An article in WorldCrunch highlights the dilemma of the owners of the St. Varena Hermitage in the Swiss city of Solothurn. The owners want to hire a hermit, but one who is sociable enough to greet visitors, arrange for marriages and social uses of the churches on […]

Alvah Dunning, Adirondack hermit

Alvah Dunnning (1816-1902) was a Adirondacks Mountains (NY) guide skilled in tracking and hunting. He is unfortunately credited with exterminating the presence of wolves and moose in the Adirondacks. Dunning was a fierce recluse, stereotypically cantankerous, temperamental, and hard to get along with, according to A History of the Adirondacks by Alfred L. Donaldson, published […]