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My turn: Hermit killed for $.13


January 30, 2012

Old Josh Blocher's supposed wealth got him killed in 1951.

Lester Stevens heard rumors the Bailey County hermit was rich in 1947, when he was working on a Bailey County road project.

By 1951, Stevens was working at an Amarillo lead smelter, wher...

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