Interview 53a : In an interview with Marie Davis, longtime Temple employee and champion sawyer Laymon Gossett recalls life as a sawyer and logger throughout Deep East Texas. A native of Anderson County, Mr. Gossett began working with woods crews at an early age and quickly became an expert sawyer. He and his brother were champions, winning competitions throughout East Texas and into Louisiana. Mr. Gossett worked for many different companies and was known as a fast and accurate worker. He could cut trees quickly and could accurately estimate board feet. Mr. Gossett lived and Fastrill and moved with his family when that camp was closed.
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