DARE Interview : Honesdale, Pennsylvania; Primary Informant PA086

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • PA086: White; male; age: 74 (old); community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1380-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant's son and his wife]
  • Content:
  • [Fieldworker reported different ages] 00:50 Local car collector
  • 01:40 Railroads—the Sturbridge Lion, the gravity railroad
  • 03:20 Location of canal, uses
  • 04:00 Education—Informant’s High School
  • 05:50 Population of Honesdale
  • 06:40 Local tramp with skin cancer [Informant’s wife speaks with him on the rest of tape]
  • 10:20 Canal—mostly built by Irish immigrants
  • 12:05 Informant wrote a book
  • 12:30 Pranks—skimmleton—described
  • 14:40 Informant is a member of the grange
  • 17:55 Local industry—glass factories, cheese factory
  • 20:20 Entertainment—ice cream socials
  • 25:55 Wagons Informant used, oxen, horse teams
  • 29:40 Games
  • 32:00 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1380-S2). [Additional speakers: Informant's son and his wife]
  • Content:
  • 02:20 Job history—dairy farmer
  • 02:50 Barn raisings
  • 04:40 Types of fences used—stake and ride
  • 06:20 Food—breakfast, pigs feet, scrapple, cider
  • 13:50 Medical history—stroke, description of Informant’s smoking habit
  • 18:00 Halloween—pranks, treats, costumes
  • 20:40 Education—number of students in Informant’s class
  • 20:55 Marble games, names for marbles
  • 22:30 Games
  • 27:50 Husking bees
  • 29:05 Braided rugs
  • 32:10 Tape end
  1. Full interview 1

  2. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Hausmann, Robert
Date
  • 1968
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
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