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Nelson, H. Edwin

Nelson, H. Edwin

Nelson, H. Edwin

Date: Wednesday, August 04, 1999

Interview 151a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Edwin Nelson reminisces about his life in Diboll. The son of Southern Pine Lumber Company's timekeeper, Nelson talks about growing up and going to school in Diboll and Lufkin, his jobs at the planer and in the car line, and joining the Navy during World War II. He also discusses working at the Believe it or Not Café (and serving Clyde Barrow, of Bonnie and Clyde fame) and starting the first fire department in Diboll.