David "Stringbean" Akeman
David Akeman (July 4, 1910 – November 10, 1973), better known as Stringbean (or String Bean), was an American country music banjo player and comedy musician best known for his role on the hit television show, Hee Haw, and as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Akeman and his wife were murdered by burglars at their rural Tennessee home in 1973.
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“What would human life be without forests, those natural cities?”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)