DARE Interview : Elbert County, Georgia; Primary Informant GA001

  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • GA001: White; male; age: 60 (old); education: grade school; community type: rural
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: GA001 (5:32) [Some buzzing at beginning]
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 0289-S1).
  • [Transcription available]
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Cutting timber for sawmill, how it will be cut. Stack by size to dry it before sending it to a planer mill
  • 05:30 Sawdust pulled out by a chain, burn scraps in steam boiler, or used for pulpwood now
  • 07:20 Mill only when not busy on the farm. Planting and plowing cycle for cotton and corn. All done by mule
  • 12:15 Pulling corn and picking cotton. Cotton picked by hand and sent to gin, get bales, seeds, cottonseed oil. Corn fed to stock or milled for family use
  • 16:20 Threshing grain, use chaff and straw for hay. No special hay, did use peavines mixed with cane
  • 19:00 Story of pound supper and old man with a pipe. Trapping to make money and catching polecats
  • 24:00 Catching a polecat while possum hunting, makes dogs sick
  • 27:20 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 0289-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:00 Arthur the Rat
  • 05:40 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

  4. Transcript


Lampman, Michael
  • 1966
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
  • English
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