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Reinhardt, Cloyce

Reinhardt, Cloyce

Reinhardt, Cloyce

Date: Friday, June 24, 2011

Interview 225a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Polk County native Cloyce Reinhardt reminisces about his life and family. He talks about his father and grandfather's work on the Waco, Beaumont, Trinity, and Sabine railroad, growing up and going to school in Stryker and Corrigan, his time in the United States Marine Corps, and his career in the auto parts and wrecker business. Mr. Reinhardt also talks about his friend Mr. Jay Morrison and their adventures visiting abandoned railroad tracks and logging towns as well as riding an old motorcar. He tells stories about his days driving a wrecker and recounts stories that his father told him about railroading in East Texas in the early 20th century.