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Roy Ozmer, Hermit of Pelican Key
After the Second World War, Roy Ozmer, the man who blazed much of the original route of the Appalachian Trail south of the Peaks of Otter in Virginia, moved to Pelican Key, Florida, where he became a locally famous hermit.
Photograph of Roy Ozmer (1889-1969) and Arthur Woody, chief ranger of the US Forest Service, circa 1930s. Ozmer is standing on the right in this image.
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