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The Legend of Pete Poker

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6zc810f
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f

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Title The Legend of Pete Poker
Description i-ruly. She was only sixteen years old, barely more than half his age, and was working in the town drugstore. Her parents were both dead and she was living with a sister. On May 8, 1879, Ann and Pete were married. The following month, on June 23, Ann gave birth to twin sons. She named them Peter and James. James died when only a few hours old and the other twin, Peter, lived for ten days, until July 3, 1879. Ann and Peter lived a lonci life t oq ether and Gave birth to eight other children, raising seven of them to adulthood. A son, Mark Americus Jensen, old. An accidental fall between two box cars took his young life. Pete Poker continued to be ambitious and industrious. At one time he ran a saloon in Manti which allowed gambling. For this he was ex-communicated from the church. Later he was offered his membership back, but declined. After his death, his daughter. Ruby Poulsen and a son, Edward (Ted) Jensen, did the necessary work to have him re-baptized and all his temple work done. He was a strict and stern father. His son Bill remembers being tied to a tree in the yard for punishment, and left there for the goats to bunt. At various times he left home to herd sheep in Colorado, Utah and Idaho. At one time he saved enough money to buy a small herd of sheep. Dogs got into them and killed most of them. That ended his career as a sheepman. He drank a lot and -h-is wife finally gave him the choice to give up drinking or get out of her The turning point in his life came when he was involved in a scuffle with a drinking buddy. Pete was shot. The bullet went through his right shoulder and narrowly missed a vital artery. He went home again and tried to lead a different kind of life. He bought a candy store next to the dance hall and ran it for many years. Pete always demanded payment in cash. Others were accepting eggs for pay, but not Pete Poker. He was not very 90
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Identifier 103_The Legend of Pete Poker.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323480
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f/323480