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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Local historian recalls President George Bush


December 7, 2018

Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

Cloquet resident Joe Peterson shares photos he got for attending the dedication of the presidential library for the late President George H.W. Bush. In addition to portraits given out at the event, he said all the guests were later mailed a copy of a photo of Bush with fellow former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford and then-President Bill Clinton.

Local historian Joe Peterson thinks President George H.W. Bush will be remembered for his kindness and caring.

"His kindness was such a part of him and Barbara," Peterson said. "That's part of the legacy they will leave behind - we'll never know all the caring things they did. They weren't braggers. It was genuine. That's something other presidents and first ladies could learn."

Peterson has loved presidential history since he was 8 years old, shortly after President John F. Kennedy died. Since then, he has made himself an expert in all things presidential.

The Cloquet native met both Georg...

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