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Pouland, John Ralph

Pouland, John Ralph

Pouland, John Ralph

Date: Friday, August 29, 2014

Interview 267a: In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Diboll native John Ralph Pouland reminisces about growing up in Diboll, the changes in the forestry industry, and the growth of Diboll.  He mentions the early independent loggers, using mules for logging in the woods, and the beginning of chainsaw logging.  He talks about playing little league baseball, joining the football team at Diboll High School with Bobby Ramsey, and the family logging, trucking, retail and real estate businesses, including The Everything Store.