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Ligon, Lee

Ligon, Lee

Ligon, Lee

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 1999

Interview 154a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Emma Jean PatAllen Ligon and Lemon Ligon reminisce about growing up in Diboll as members of the African American community. Mrs. Ligon was the daughter of Walter Allen, beloved millpond foreman and namesake of a Diboll park. Mr. Ligon has many family members in the area as well. Both Ligons recall going to school at H.G. Temple School, shopping at the commissary, segregation and integration, Red Town, fishing, hunting, and helping to put out fires. Mr. and Mrs. Ligon were friends as children and each separately moved away from Diboll as teenagers, but both moved back and they were married in 1992.