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Clarence H. Anderson Letter


Ft. Logan, Colorado Army Hospital


 and printed in the "Ruthven Free Press", Ruthven, Palo Alto Co., Iowa. Wednesday, October 2, 1918




Mrs. Anderson Hears from Her Husband.

Ft. Logan, Colo.
U.S. Army Hosp, Ward 11
    Sept. 27, 1918

Dear Wife:
    Belle Mable, how are you feeling by this time? I am feeling quite a bit better than I have been. Now as I have been laying around the Hospital for a month on account of my health I have got rested up and feel some better and expect to go back to my company in a few days. It sure is an awfully easy life when one is in the hospital and in other words it is sure an awfully lonesome life for one that is not used to it, but nevertheless we try and make the best of it. Each and every one of us should bear in mind that our nation is now at war and that we should all realize and do the best we can. We are all fighting for liberty and liberty we shall have. Germany can't take our country away from us. The Huns are commencing to realize what Uncle Sam's boys can do. I never thought that the Arkansans had such poor soil. The soil here is nothing but clay, sand and rocks. It sure is an awful country for rocks, nothing but rocks all over the country. Around camp here there are a number of fences built of rocks, but in other words this is one of the greatest mineral states there is. About a week before I came to the hospital I and Cousin Carl got a pass and we went to Little Rock and went to the State Capitol and we also made a visit in the agricultural room and saw lots of interesting things that have been found in the State of Arkansas. We have been having considerable rain here lately but they say in the fall of the year it does nothing but rain here all the time. I have talked with lots of fellows from their home state here and they tell me there is no place like Arkansas, but it's the good old Iowa for me. As it is getting near supper time I must close, so goodbye. Tell all the folks hello.

         Your husband,

            (Clarence H. Anderson)



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