As the story goes, in 1883, a man appeared with startling regularity between 41 towns in a loop that spanned 365 miles. Every 34 days, he would appear at the same town. He did this for six years before dying on March 20, 1889.
The man wore a handmade leather suit, carried a heavy bag and slept in caves along the route. Evans has researched and read much about the Leatherman. He also visited the Connecticut Historical Society Museum to view a collection that included the Leatherman’s glove, satchel and money bag.
Evans’ trip began in Ossining, New York, and took him through the Connecticut communities of New Fairfield, Roxbury, Woodbury, Watertown, Thomaston, Harwinton, Burlington, Bristol, Plainville, Southington, Middletown, Haddam, Chester, Westbrook, Clinton, Madison, Guilford, Branford, North Haven, Hamden, Woodbridge, Orange, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, New Canaan, Stamford, Greenwich and back to Ossining.