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Peters' Pioneer Record

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Parent Issue
Day
20
Month
October
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

T George A. Peters, the well-known igrarian of Scio, fakes umbrage to a ! ecent statement in the Daily Argus n reference to old citizens. He says ' ie carne to Washteiiaw county with ais parents, June 1, 1826. He was then oue year old, having been boni in Shelby, Orleans county, New York. Ee recollects that as little boy the wolves would howl about his fathers Log cabin. He shot deer and bear. He and his brotlier went out and shot five wild turkeys that weighed so tnuch they could not Ing them all home. Prairie chickens were very plenty. The Indians were great friends of his father. One chief gave him a pony with which he played f or a year. Mr. Peters says he has spent his life in a continuous battle between poverty and competence. Sonaetimes poverty won a victory, and then competence was ahead. Now he thought he had passed poverty's door and had landed in the land of Canaan, at Scio, (good for Washteiiaw county) flowing with milk and honey. He says the farmers are death on the war in Transvaal and the Philippine Is land?. They don't like either one, as they think they are highway robberies. Mr. Peters is enjoying good health and as happy and jolly as ever.