Scarborough, Jess

Date: June 19, 2013
Scarborough, Jess

259a: In this interview with Patsy Colbert, Angelina County native Jess Scarborough reminisces about growing up in the Beulah community. He talks about his father and grandfather, two of the county’s earliest settlers, farming, killing hogs, attending the small, rural Beulah school, working as a butcher in Lufkin, and working for a gas pipeline company. Mr. Scarborough reminisces about the Grimes and Dubose stores, selling hogs to the Southern Pine Lumber Company commissary in Diboll, picking and selling cotton, and making ends meet during the Great Depression. He also repeats tales from his father and grandfather about the Old Beef Trail that crossed southern Angelina County near Beulah.

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