Creator

Date Original

1905-04-02

Description

World War I discharge card for Clifton Clowers.

Physical Description

2 pages, 4" x 6"

Subjects

War; Soldiers

Contributor

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C.

Geographical Area

Washington, D.C.

Language

English

Identifier

ASA three-dimensional object collection, A2006-0028

Resource Type

Text

Collection

ASA three-dimensional object collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Clifton Clowers World War I discharge card, ASA three-dimensional object collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

Music has been a big part of my life and when I came across this card years ago I was thrilled. In 1962, Claude King had a huge hit on the Billboard charts with a song called "Wolverton Mountain." The song was penned by music great Merle Kilgore, who had written a number of hits for other country artists in the 1960s. In the song, the main character is in love with the daughter of a mean man who is "handy with a knife and a gun", a man called Clifton Clowers. Kilgore wrote the song about his uncle Clifton Clowers, who lived on a small farm at the foot of Wolverton Mountain in Conway County. According to the song, Clowers is so mean that no one can dare woo his daughter. Whether or not Clowers, in real life, lived up to his reputation in the song or not, he had been an Arkansas doughboy during the First World War, and it is possibly where he learned how to wield the weapons he is noted for carrying in the song. - Brian Irby

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