Interview 17a : In an interview with Ellen Temple, Bill Oaks reminisces about his life as a member of the roads crews for Southern Pine Lumber Company. He worked grading and maintaining roads in the woods and in Diboll during the 1920's, 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's. He worked with mules in the beginning and then moved up to different types of large equipment. Mr. Oaks lived and worked in White City, Fastrill, and Diboll.
Interview 78a : In an interview with Becky Bailey, Rebecca Ordaz reminisces about moving to Diboll in 1969 as part of a Manpower initiative to bring Hispanic workers into Diboll. Her family came to Diboll so her father and brothers could work in the sawmill and fiberboard plant, and they were one of the first families to come with this program. She discusses life in an East Texas sawmill town as a Mexican-American woman and also marvels over how much Diboll has changed.