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Temple, Lottie

Temple, Lottie

Temple, Lottie

Date: Wednesday, January 01, 1986

Interview 98a : Lottie Temple began working for Temple Lumber Company in Lufkin in 1944 and followed Arthur Temple, Jr. to Diboll in 1948 as his secretary. In this interview, she talks about her experiences working for Temple Lumber Company and Southern Pine Lumber Company, housing in Diboll, the intricacies of the payroll system, and the transition from a company owned town to a city with independent home and business owners. She also talks about Diboll's community spirit, Diboll Day, the increase in working women through the years, the day care center, and Green Acres Convalescent Center. Mrs. Temple also speaks on her role in starting the banking and insurance companies in Diboll, Diboll Development Company, and Exeter Investments.