Leonard Knight RIP

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Leonard Knight, creator of Salvation Mountain.

Leonard Knight, creator of Salvation Mountain.

According to the L.A. Times Leonard Knight pasted away on Monday.  Leonard was the builder of Salvation Mountain, you might have seen it in the movie Into The Wild.

This image is from 2009.  We had the pleasure of meeting him, and getting a tour of his creation.  He was a very friendly, interesting gentleman who lived year around in the back of a truck and worked on building Salvation Mountain.  Even in the middle of the brutally hot Summer, he worked continued adding new elements.  I’m glad we had the pleasure of meeting him, I don’t think it was too long after this he had to move into a retirement home.  Rest in peace Leonard.

 

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