DARE Interview : Silver City, New Mexico; Primary Informant NM012

  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • NM012: White; female; age: 86 (old); education: high school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: NM012 (7:47) [Small warp in middle; high-pitched whine throughout]
  • Full Interview (Tape 1066-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Family history—came to New Mexico in 1870s, family ranch, father was local sheriff
  • 04:40 Local history: flooding, origin of town name, Mexican name for the area, mining camps
  • 09:30 Building materials in past—brick, adobe, stone
  • 13:00 Local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter, Forest Service, Historical Society
  • 16:55 Local history: abandoned town, relations with Indians
  • 22:35 Entertainment in the past—parties, dances, cakewalk
  • 24:20 Local efforts to build a schoolhouse
  • 25:30 Arthur the Rat
  • 33:10 Tape end

Details

Fieldworker
Maki, Reino
Date
  • 1966
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
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