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This is an oral history interview with Larry Frederick conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Mr. Larry Frederick was born in 1938 in Abbeville, Louisiana. His father drove truck and later worked for about 40 years for a farm supply company, Victor Supply Company. At the age of 16, he lost one of his legs. After graduating from Mount Carmel High School in 1957, he studied mechanics at a trade school for two years. After that, he sold parts and worked at a service station. In 1964, he went to work for Young Towing, a crew boat company. After work there went sour, he returned to working at a service station. In 1967 he was hired as a crew boat captain by Cajun Marine (later Acadian Marine, then Lafayette Crew Boats). After the company sold out in 1988, he retired for about a year, before going to work for the City of Abbeville's water treatment facility. He quit as a supervisor in 1996. He describes his relationship with his boss and the people with whom he came into contact. He says he would do it all over again in the blink of an eye and that he is satisfied with his life. Interviewer: Steven Wiltz, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Energy development; Petroleum industry and trade; Frederick, Larry
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