The Bizarre Story of Richard Barter, “the Hermit of Emerald Bay”

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Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe is undoubtedly one of the US’s most beautiful lakes. However, it is also home to one of history’s most enigmatic figures. Richard Barter, also known as Dick “Them’s My Toes” Barter and “the Hermit of Emerald Bay” was perhaps Lake Tahoe’s first permanent resident. A retired British […]