Few people knew exactly where Robert Parkinson camped, and he liked it that way. Tucked into the woods on Potlatch Hill in Coeur d'Alene, not far off Interstate 90, a green tarp shielded his tent from rain and passersby. The 56-year-old military veteran was a very private person. He spent most of his time at his campsite, preferring to be surrounded by a thicket of trees, with a good novel, to the company of most people. He came into town every once in a while to work as a day laborer, to get supplies, to eat at one of the soup kitchens or to check out a new book from the library. But he would only stay a little while. Because of his lifestyle, not many people knew about Parkinson's personal life/Mitch Ryals, Inlander. More here. (Inset photo, courtesy of the Inlander: Robert Parkinson served in the U.S. Army from 1979-82. He carried his military papers around with him until the day he died.)
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