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Mile 96.5 - Boucher Rapid

During the early 1900s, the hermit Louis Boucher lived at Dripping Springs at the head of what came to be called Hermit Creek. He also had a second residence at the head of what came to be called Boucher Creek. He lived out of tents, built corrals, and raised horses, mules, and burros. Boucher mined copper at the head of the canyon and creek bearing his name, and also planted an orchard and garden there. He lived a quiet and simple lifestyle, and eventually moved out of the canyon to Utah.

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