John Newton Culbertson

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When, inevitably, the war came, John Culbertson was living in the mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado; he walked all the way to Leavenworth, Kansas, to enlist in a cavalry regiment, in which he served for four years. He was badly wounded but recovered and became a Presbyterian missionary, first in South Dakota, afterward in Siam. There he met and married a lady missionary, Miss Belle Caldwell, and it was to their son, John, that the old man dictated this memoir nearly forty years ago. It was sent to AMERICAN HERITAGE by the younger Culbertson and his wife, Edna, of Salt Lake City.

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December 1966

An affectionate memoir of rural life a century ago