Richard Proenneke

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Birthday
4, 1916
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Apr 20, 2003 (86)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
4, 1916
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Apr 20, 2003 (86)

About

Alaskan adventurer who lived alone in a log cabin in the remote wilderness for close to 30 years.

Before Fame

He retired to the Twin Lakes region of Alaska at the age of 52 after working as a diesel mechanic.

Trivia

His regular journal entries, complete with weather and local fauna observations, became published in a memoir called One Man's Wilderness, which became a classic about Alaska.

Family Life

He was never married and had no children.

Associated With

The state of Alaska frequently attracted men who preferred nature and solitude like Timothy Treadwell, the Grizzly Man.

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