Episode 32: Smollop: Leatherman

He was known to not bathe regularly, and to wear the same leather outfit for decades–like Jim Morrison

–Dave

LeathermanThe Leatherman, Jules Bourglay, at Findagrave

The Great Blizzard of 1888: March 11 – March 14, 1888

The Leatherman has inspired a Pearl Jam song–the track “Given to Fly” on the Yield album–and a yearly race, the Leatherman’s Loop.

Band names from this episode:

  • Leather Industry
  • Sad Circle
  • Leather Bigfoot

About Carla

This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.

2 Comments

  1. Always nice to hear about the Old Leather Man. The Jules Bourglay story was retracted days after it was published in 1889 and has been debunked by many researchers. It’s a good story, but it is fictional.

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