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Nash, Cora

Nash, Cora

Nash, Cora

Date: Friday, November 05, 1982

Interview 16a : A Diboll resident since 1919, Mrs. Cora Nash, with the help of her daughter, Sara Brown, recalls for interviewer Becky Bailey her experiences in Diboll as an African American working woman from 1919 to the 1980's. She talks about her work as a cook in the various hotels and boarding houses in Diboll, including Mrs. Della William's Beanery, the Star Hotel, and The Antler's Hotel (which she calls The Log Cabin). She talks about the long hours the men worked at the sawmill, the Great Depression (which she calls "The Panic"), Arthur Temple Sr. and Arthur Temple, Jr.