Carl Shaw, about 90, who has lived in the backwoods of the Village of Hur since the 1980s, has died.

He suffered a serious medical problem a few weeks ago and was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Honoring his request, his family returned him to his homeplace this past week where he wanted to die.

It would be fair to say that Carl was an activist, marching to the beat of a different drummer, highly dedicated to social justice and environmental causes, and was ardent in his opposition to the Iraq War, calling it "ill begotten."

Most of his life he spread the word about the Georgist Tax System, an unpopular view of land ownership and taxation, owning only those things you need and use to be taxed.

Carl was a "million mile" walker in the greater Hur area, most every day he could be seen on Dennis Fork, Rowels Run or Joker Ridge.

He came to Hur with his wife (deceased) and family in the 1980s, retiring from the US Army, Vietnam era.

A memorial service is being planned.


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