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Modisett, Cary

Modisett, Cary

Modisett, Cary

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Interview 252a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Angelina County natives Cary Modisett and Wynn Havard reminisce about growing up along the Neches River in the middle of the 20th century. Both men speak about their homes and families, living along the river before indoor plumbing, electricity, and telephones, and the changes that took place in their community as technology advanced. They talk about fishing the river with hoop nets, moonshiners, hunting with dogs, rounding up and killing hogs, their hunting dogs, working for lumber companies, and how they amused themselves as children. Mr. Modisett and Mr. Havard mention the difficulties many of the older generations had as the lumber companies closed their land to community access and hunting and the changing game laws.