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Durham Family Collection, 1910's-1960's

The Durham family has long been associated with Diboll, Texas, particularly in the lumber industry and the Diboll Free Press. The Durham Family Collection primarily consists of photographs focusing on Paul Durham, Jr. and wife Jimmie Beth Durham during their years at Diboll High School, their high school friends, Paul Jr.’s career at the Diboll Free Press, the Diboll Housing Authority construction projects, and numerous landmarks and members of the Diboll community. These are selected images and publications from that collection.


Claude McCleod, 1945

Claude McCleod, 1945

Diboll FFA Instructor Claude McLeod, ca. 1945.

Carl Ferguson and Mary Sue George, 1948

Carl Ferguson and Mary Sue George, 1948

Carl Ferguson and Mary Sue George at Diboll High School in 1948.
 

TSE Employees Enjoy Christmas Party

TSE Employees Enjoy Christmas Party

TSE employees attended the Temple Inland Christmas Party (ca. 1980) held at the Lufkin Civic Center and enjoyed a performace by John Ray Baxter's band.  Pictured from left to right: Jimmie Beth Durham, Fay Honea, Don Harrison, John Ray Baxter and George Honea.

Jules Nogle and Lauri Durham are T-Wheelers

Jules Nogle and Lauri Durham are T-Wheelers

Jules Nogle and Diboll Day Queen candidate Lauri Durham show off their "I'm A t-Wheeler" t-shirts in September 1976.

Willis Jordan Congratulates Jessie Carr, 1958

Willis Jordan Congratulates Jessie Carr, 1958

Truck Shop Superintendent Willis Jordan congratulates truck driver Jessie Carr for his 1958 safety award.

Dixie Furniture, 1972

Dixie Furniture, 1972

Diboll High School students with the Dixie Furniture van.  Photo was possibly taken for a yearbook ad in 1972.  Picture from left: Brenda Sheffield, Steve Maynard, Sandi Anthony, Janette Shipp.

Lee's Food Center, 1972

Lee's Food Center, 1972

Diboll High School students at Lee's Food Center, 1972. The photo was possibly taken for a year book ad in 1972.  From left to right: Steve Maynard, Brenda Sheffield, Bruce Durham, Sandi Anthony.

Paul Durham, Jr at Work at Buzz Saw

Paul Durham, Jr at Work at Buzz Saw

Paul Durham, Jr. at his desk at the Diboll Buzz Saw, 1950's.

Western Auto

Western Auto

Diboll High School students at Western Auto.  Photo was possibly taken for a yearbook ad in 1972.  Pictured from left to right: Janette Shipp, Sandi Anthony, Brenda Sheffield, Steve Maynard.

Jimmie Beth Jordan, 1936

Jimmie Beth Jordan, 1936

Jimmie Beth Jordan in 1936.

Paul Durham, Sr. Hardwood Logging Crew

Paul Durham, Sr. Hardwood Logging Crew

Paul Durham, Sr. (far left) with a hardwood logging crew in the 1930's.
 

White City Sign

White City Sign

White City, San Augustine County, TX railroad sign, ca. 1920.

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