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Woods, Sadie Estes

Woods, Sadie Estes

Woods, Sadie Estes

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 1984

Interview 40a : Born in 1904, Sadie Estes Woods recalls in this 1984 interview early logging practices of Southern Pine Lumber Company, including tent camps and Mexican railroad labor. In about the middle 1910s she moved with her family to Diboll, where her mother managed the Star Hotel, and Sadie later taught school in Diboll. She mentions such place names as Anderson Crossing, Alcedo or Alceda, Pisgah School, and Ryan's Lake. She tells of social life in early Diboll, including entertainments such as swimming, walking the railroad tracks, dances, and music. Persons mentioned include Richie and Albert Wells, Will Hill, Ike and Lee Estes, Louis Ashford, and T.L.L. Temple.