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Nelson, Kenneth

Nelson, Kenneth

Nelson, Kenneth

Date: Saturday, August 17, 1985

Interview 75a : Longtime surveyor and land and timber expert Kenneth Nelson (1915-1992) discusses topics from his time in the Land and Timber Department. He mentions cattle ranching and Dave Kenley's involvement with the cattle on Temple lands. Nelson, who retired from Temple-Inland as vice president of the forestry division, talks about his job as surveyor - how he got his job during the Depression and how he worked for Mr. Kenley and taught himself to be a surveyor. Also mentioned are the sustained yeild program for the timeberlands, the reintroduction of deer to East Texas, Boggy Slough, R.E. Minton, and Dred Devereaux.