The Leatherman (c. 1839–1889 (aged 49–50)) was a vagabond famous for his handmade leather suit of clothes who traveled through the northeastern United States on a regular circuit between the Connecticut River and the Hudson River from roughly 1857 to 1889. Of unknown origin, his identity remains unknown, and controversial. He walked a repeating 365-mile (587 km) route year after year, which took him through certain towns in western Connecticut and eastern New York, returning to each town every 34–36 days

On May 18, 2023, staff of the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society set out in search of the cave/rock shelter where The Leatherman died. And we think we may have found it. Although information is sketchy at best, the cave was reputed to have been beside an old road on the former Dell Farm. See below some pictures of what we found.

The woods road to the cave

A large rock outcropping. Looks promising

A sense of scale

The road continues onward

Another view of the rocks

The pond across the road

Looking down towards the cave

Inside the cave. I didn’t have a wide enough lens to do it justice

Looking back from inside the cave

Indiana Dale inside the cave

For more on the Leatherman see The Leather Man – Notebook Vol. 2018-4

Taken with a Sony RX100 M3

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