Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hermit's Cave of Giovanni Maria Augustini

For a brief time, an Italian hermit priest named Giovanni Maria Augustini lived in this small cave in 1863. Prior to this cave, the hermit had resided in a hollow tree in Westport, Missouri.

In 1863, the eccentric hermit followed a wagon train on foot to Las Vegas, New Mexico.  He was murdered in 1869.

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