Tag Archives: Boy Scout Troop 337

Remembering Henry Fisk, the Rice County hermit

Cannon River Wilderness Area Cannon River Wilderness Area Cannon River Wilderness Area
While snowshoeing at the east end of the Cannon River Wilderness Area last weekend, I pointed out to my niece the approximate spot where Henry Fisk, the Rice County hermit, lived.  Robbie and I happened upon his sparse living quarters when we first moved to Northfield in 1974 but I don’t remember if he was still living there.

Northfield News columnist Maggie Lee wrote several columns about Fisk (also spelled ‘Fiske’) back in 2006, and many people chimed in with letters-to-editor about him. (Do a search there on both spellings of his name.)

Anyone have memories of Henry?  Anyone have a photo of him?

Continue reading Remembering Henry Fisk, the Rice County hermit