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7 people who gave up on civilization to live in the wild

April 16, 2010, 1:06 p.m.
Noah John Rondeau

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Noah John Rondeau

Rondeau was a well-known hermit who evaded society in the high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Before retiring to his remote wilderness home at the age of 46, Rondeau had said that he was "not well-satisfied with the world and its trends." Although he remained mostly isolated, Rondeau would occasionally accept visitors to his hermitage, and even performed the violin for them. Unfortunately, he was forced to move from his home in the Adirondacks and eventually died in 1967 while on welfare.