DARE Interview : Watova, Oklahoma; Primary Informant OK001

  • 1965
  • Informant Data:
  • OK001: White; male; age: 78 (old); education: grade school; community type: rural
  • Media Files:
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1285-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:30 Description of Informant's birth in a dugout
  • 02:10 Family history—location of his parents' home
  • 05:20 Tornado—blew down his house
  • 08:45 Story about Cherokee Bill robbing a store
  • 12:20 Life before Oklahoma became a state
  • 14:40 1901 land opening, description of how Informant's dad got land
  • 16:55 Drought
  • 19:30 Description of building a pond, digging a well, description of local water, description of cistern
  • 32:10 Snow levels in the past
  • 34:20 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1286-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant's wife]
  • Content:
  • 00:30 How to hitch up a horse
  • 05:30 How to hitch up oxen
  • 10:20 Local trees—hauling lumber for houses, type of lumber that is best
  • 16:10 Description of a box house
  • 17:30 Description of a log house
  • 20:40 How to build a frame house [speed of tape increases—voices are unintelligible]
  • 22:30 Tape end
  1. Full interview 1

  2. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Maki, Reino
Date
  • 1965
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
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