DARE Interview : Marietta, Ohio; Primary Informant OH042

  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • OH042: White; male; age: 71 (old); education: some college; community type: small city
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: OH042 (3:39)
  • Full Interview (Tape 1233-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:35 Arthur the Rat
  • 04:30 Local history—naming streets after Revolutionary generals
  • 05:25 History of immigrants to the area—German, Irish, English
  • 06:30 Family history—in the land business and real estate. Descended from Rufus Putnum. They are an old Revolutionary family, but their numbers are dwindling
  • 09:20 Local history—many old homes built by Revolutionary families. Town was once a boat building center
  • 12:35 Local Indian history, treaties made with Indians
  • 13:40 Flooding—date of worst floods, purpose of dams in rivers. Source of water during worst flood, water levels of local rivers
  • 16:10 Tape end

Details

Fieldworker
Clark, Tom
Date
  • 1968
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
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