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Ballenger, Dewey

Ballenger, Dewey

Ballenger, Dewey

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 1984

Interview 32a : Dewey Ballenger reminisces about life in Burke and Diboll from the beginning of the 20th century. He remembers Diboll's saloons, his mother's boarding house, riding the train, Emporia, Ryan's Chapel, the Calaboose, the Jail, and Jay Boren. He worked for Southern Pine Lumber Company for his entire career and watched as Diboll and the company changed. He also recalls the Methodist and Baptist churches, Clyde Thompson, and Mr. H.G. Temple.