Alam C Peterson

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Alam C Peterson
Description of years they were able to buy a home of their own. It was a small adobe house at 396 West 300 South. Two other children were born to them. Christen was a jeweler and a watchmaker by trade, a skill which he had learned in Denmark. He painstakingly taught this trade to two of his sons Clarence and Alma, who served the community for many years as clock and watch repairmen. Christen also taught them the rudiments of mathematics and music. Their mother was a beautiful lady who loved music and had a lovely singing voice After Alma graduated from the eighth grade, he got a job as a delivery boy for the Manti Co-op store, which paid S20 a month. It was hard work, but he was elated to be able to earn some money. He graduated from high school in 1914. Prior to this he joined the National Gaurd and received quite a bit of recognition as a rifleman. He was one of the fifteen of his company who was selected to compete in the rifle shoot in Ohio and later in Florida. In 1913, members of the National Guard went to the target range south of town to compete with each other in the rifle shoot. The following appeared in the Messenger October 3, 1913: Sergeant Alma Peterson, high man at all ranges. Prize $5.00, Corporal Clyde Buchanan second high in all ranges, prize $4.00. Sergeant Peterson was high at 600 yards, but being high man at all ranges, the next high man at 600 yards was awarded the prize for that range. Alma's success as a rifleman was sort of a symbolic of the success in other aspects of his life At this time he wanted to be a good soldier. When trouble started on the Mexican border, Company "FH, of which he was a member, was ordered by President Woodrow Wilson to mobilize and help defend our country. He gained much experience about army life from this five-month encampment on the Mexican Border In August 1914, World War I started. On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany. Alma was inducted into the U.S. Army April 27, 51
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326379
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