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Camden, Texas (c. 1968)

Texas Forestry Museum

Sound | c. 1968

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  •  An old man recounts his younger years working for the logging department at the Moscow, Camden & San Augustine Railroad owned by the W.T. Carter & Brother Company 
  •  A M C & S A steam locomotive 
  •  Logging in Camden 
  •  At the W. T. Carter lumber mill, which was later sold to the United States Plywood Corporation in 1968 
  •  Interviews with various families and individuals  
  •  The future of Camden 
 
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This student film takes a look at the small town of Camden during the 1960s. Much of the town is focused on the locomotive and logging industry created by the W. T. Carter and Brother Lumber Company in 1898. The film revolves around interviews with Camden residents. Former logging employees, a hotel owner, a family, and a pastor all briefly describe their lives and rolls in the old town. By the end of the film, the narrator recounts possible modernization and decreasing poverty in the future with the sale of W. T. Carter and Brother Lumber Company to the United States Plywood Corporation.