Tucson, AZ – July 11, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Uncle Bill: The Life and Times of Wilmot Lenn Petersen, 1898-1991 by Marion Petersen Koedyker. This biography presents the reader with a unique perspective on life through personal stories, advice, and life lessons from the author’s great-uncle.
Wilmot Lenn Petersen—a.k.a. “Uncle Bill”—was a live-off-the-land eccentric, dressing strangely and growing all he needed to live among the wilds of Nevada and Arizona. During his ninety years of life, he was a cowboy, wrangler, entrepreneur, pilot, turquoise miner, and geologist. After three failed marriages, he remarried and joyfully lived the remainder of his days.
The irrepressibly outspoken Uncle Bill tells his own story as collected over the decades of taped interviews by his great-niece, author Marion Petersen Koedyker. As she writes, “My great-uncle Bill (born in 1898) […]