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Cryer, George

Cryer, George

Cryer, George

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Interview 266a: In this interview with Jonathan Gerland and Richard Donovan, Zavalla, Angelina County native George Cryer reminisces about growing up in southern Angelina County.  He talks about his father’s peckerwood sawmill, making crossties, working in the woods cutting timber, and the changes in the lumber industry for small producers in the middle of the 20th century.  He talks about growing up in the Zavalla area, working for his father, hunting and fishing, the coming of the dams, the switch to chain saws, and working construction in the Beaumont area.