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A FRONTIER DOCTOR
the famous First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry which
so distinguished itself at Gettysburg.
I grew into a strong, healthy lad, tall and athletic, and
at thirteen was doing a man's work on the farm. This
meant that I could shoulder a two-bushel bag of wheat
without help and perform similar feats of strength and
dexterity. My schooling was the usual sort that a coun-
try boy got at country schools, with the addition of a
term at Lake City, Minnesota, a course at the Faddis
Business College, St. Paul, and the sessions of 1870 and
1871 at the Minnesota State University.
My school term at Lake City was my last one in public
school. While there I lived with my maternal grand-
father, Henry K. Terrell, a former Virginian who had
gone out to California in '49, and come from there to
Minnesota in 1850. He was an ardent hunter and while
I was there he took me on my first deer hunt over the
territory near Mazeppa and the Zumbro River, the very
district where my friend, William S. Hart, passed many
of his childhood days.
The Faddis Business College was on Third Street, St.
Paul. One evening when I was about to start home an
argument arose as to who was the best runner in the class.
To settle the dispute, a course was measured down Third
Street, judges were selected, and another student, James
Aherne, known to his friends as 'Slim Jim,' was paired off
with me for the contest. Away we dashed in the moon-
light. Soon Jim found I was gaining on him and being a
great practical joker, he stopped suddenly, yelling at the
top of his voice, 'Stop thief!' A big policeman appeared
from somewhere and before I could get him to listen to
me he had me well on the way to the station house. His
name was Andy Call, now a special guard at the First
National Bank of St. Paul.
My father decided that he could not afford to send me
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Hoyt, Henry Franklin. A Frontier Doctor, book, 1929; Boston, Massachusetts. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143532/m1/26/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.