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Farrington, Fannie

Farrington, Fannie

Farrington, Fannie

Date: Wednesday, December 01, 1954

Interview 11a : In this 1954 interview with John Larson of the Forest History Foundation, Fannie Farrington (1876-1967) tells of her experiences in Diboll beginning in 1903, when she and her husband moved there from St. Louis to work in the Southern Pine Lumber company commissary. Mrs. Farrington was extremely active in developing the community's early educational, social, and spiritual life and discusses the Temple family's philanthropy, the schools, churches, and town leaders. She also comments on early recreation and amusements, politics, and World Wars I and II.