Interview 56d : In this two-hour interview, third generation industrialist and philanthropist Arthur Temple Jr. shares with interviewer Jonathan Gerland memories of early business activities in Diboll. He gives biographical information pertaining to his coming to work for the family business at an early age, rebuilding the physical plant and operational organization, and restructuring the culture of a company town. Temple also discusses the formation of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, the origins of Diboll Day, the Pine Bough Restaurant, Crown Colony Country Club, Antlers Hotel, Rayville Ranch, box factories in Diboll, a Kurth family rivalry, and Trinity County hunting club houses at Boggy Slough. People remembered in some detail include Arthur Temple Sr., Horace Stubblefield, Paul "Bunny" Hogue, Jay Boren, E.C. Durham, Latane Temple, Dred Devereaux, Jake Durham, and Joe Denman. A brief subject index follows the transcript.
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