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Welch, Claude Sr.

Welch, Claude Sr.

Welch, Claude Sr.

Date: Wednesday, January 05, 1983

Interview 27a : In this interview with Becky Bailey, Claude Welch, Sr. describes his life during the Great Depression. A native of Trinity County, Texas, his family worked for Southern Pine Lumber Company for three generations. During the 1930's, Mr. Welch fished, hunted, traded, and picked cotton to survive. In the latter part of the decade he joined the CCC and worked in a camp in Arizona. He describes life in the CCC camp and explains how the county came out of the Depression in the 1940's.