This monument erected in 1934 pays tribute to NICHOLAS BOURLIER DE LA CHAVELLE who settled in the nearby hills in around 1865. He lived a primitive existence in nothing more than a cave until his death in about 1891. NICHOLAS BOURLIER DE LA CHAVELLE was from a prominent French family and well educated. His decision to abandon society and a higher lifestyle will forever remain a mystery. He was known by locals as "The Learned Frenchman."
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