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Wells, Vina

Wells, Vina

Wells, Vina

Date: Thursday, June 28, 1984

Interview 34a : Born in Sabine County, Texas, in 1899, Vina Wells recalls life in East Texas forest communities during the early twentieth century. The daughter of lumberman Louis "Pop" Jordan and Mellie Willis, she describes living conditions at the Southern Pine Lumber Company logging camps at White City (in San Augustine County) and Fastrill (in Cherokee County) from the 1910s through the 1930s. She worked at boarding houses at both of these camp towns. Her husband was Ritchie Wells, a Southern Pine Lumber Company woods foreman.