Peterson Family History . . . 1897 Carl A. Peterson, a strong, young, and gregarious man leaves Sweden and immigrates into Canada to find work on the Canadian Transcontinental Railroad. Speaking little to no French or English, Carl finds himself working in miserable conditions in a back breaking job. It wasn't all hard work, family legend holds that Carl was an avid hockey player. While he was not the best player on the team, what he lacked in skill, he made up for in his drive and dedication. It was this same drive and dedication that drove his ambition for a better life for him and his family. During these difficult times he saved as much money as possible in order to seek out a warmer, brighter future. 1900 Carl A. moved south to warmer weather in search of a better job opportunity. Carl’s southern trek led him to Santa Barbara, California where he found work as a ranch hand and was hired to help on local farms. It was here he learned the farming skills that would later help him raise his family. He also met his wife, Hannah Tuene, and was married in 1901. 1904 In search of a piece of ground they could call their own to raise a family and establish the family farm. The Peterson’s purchased a 10 acre Read more »

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