Interview 152a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Robert Roach reminisces about growing up in Trinity County and working for Southern Pine Lumber Company and the Texas Southeastern Railroad on the railroad tracks in the 1920's. Mr. Roach recalls his year of work building bridges and caring for the tracks, particularly near Goodrich. He then went to Arizona where he worked for Southern Pacific for a few years. After leaving Arizona, Mr. Roach leased land from Southern Pine Lumber Company and Dave Kenley in Trinity County, where he watched for lumber poachers and farmed.
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