DARE Interview : Honesdale, Pennsylvania; Primary Informant PA085

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • PA085: White; male; age: 90 (old); education: grade school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1379-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:30 Local history—date town was started, names of people who surveyed town, construction of streets
  • 02:55 Informant’s job as a printer—described
  • 10:50 Community description—population, reasons town was started
  • 12:00 Description of canal—name, uses, direction, locks
  • 18:15 Steam railroad
  • 19:00 Family history—father’s death, date Informant’s grandparents came from England, wife’s uncle was a printer in New York
  • 27:05 Description of town in early years
  • 29:00 Job history
  • 32:10 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1379-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Informant’s duties at silk factory
  • 06:05 Description of dying silk
  • 09:50 Local history—dairy country, invention of reversible plow
  • 11:15 Family history—Informant never saw his grandfather, brother-in-law played baseball, Informant never had children
  • 13:40 Informant is oldest member of the Masons
  • 14:00 Date of his marriage, description of his wife
  • 19:50 Description of flood—amount of water, number of dead
  • 25:25 Informant has been inducted into the newspaperman’s Hall of Fame
  • 32:15 Tape end
  1. Full interview 1

  2. Full interview 2