"Old Ben" Fullingim



Age: 99


Summary: well-known Tuolumne County, California character who lived alone in a sagging shack he hand-built on public land in the early 1950's on gold claims, who for years successfully challenged his right to live on the land as a squatter, and who served as mascot of the Mother Lode Fair and Parade.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: September 4, 1904


Died: December 21, 2003


Location: Fresno, California