A few years back, I started a thread titled "Hermits and Grit," based on an incomplete article I had from the old Grit newspaper, on Roy Ozmer, a hermit of the Florida Everglades.
Grit also had an article on Charlie Bowers, a hermit who received fairly widespread attention across the USA in newspapers, including Grit, when aging and bad weather, forced Mr. Bowers to give up his hermit lifestyle.
While I also posted the story of Mr. Bowers on another message board, I don't think I posted it here on SU, and I pretty much gave up on the Hermits and Grit thread because I had problems posting the photos.
I've looked over all my posts here on SU, and don't think I have posted here on Hubcap Willie McDavid, a hobo who retired from riding the rails to live as a desert hermit outside of Palm Springs California.
In the early 1960s Hubcap Willie was the subject of a photo essay in Life magazine, and I have thru the years wondered whatever happened to him.
Fairly recently I did find out what happened to Hubcap Willie, and it is rather sad.
Here's a link to the story of Willie when he was living, and also his death.