Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Soren P. Paterson 1853 - 1842

After the railroad came to Huntsville, coal dealers would have coal hauled up on the railroad. On one occasion a great huge lump of coal some way or the other was dumped on the track. It was so large and heavy no one could move it. The coal dealer said if anyone could move it, they could have it.
Mr. Soren P. Peterson drove his team of horses, hitched to his wagon unto the tracks, got down, picked up the huge chunk of coal, put it in his wagon and drove home. That was the topic of conversation for quite some time and was remembered for years. He had the reputation for being extra strong.