“I Want a Pal,” 1924

“I Want a Pal,” 1924


One of Peterson’s most popular poems with readers, “I Want a Pal” displayed the western motifs inspired by his stay at a Colorado sanitarium which became his signature style. His sentimental style earned him hundreds of fan letters from women around the Midwest. Moe, Lawrence. “The Poetry of Colorado Pete.” Shevlin, MN: Clearwater County Historical Society, 2008.

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