DARE Interview : Owego, New York; Primary Informant NY123

  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • NY123: White; female; age: 52 (middle-aged); education: college; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: NY123 (3:12)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1151-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Children's church choirs, choir festival, choral society performance
  • 11:25 Local history—settlement, development, hotels, steamer, social life, Underground Railroad station, community character
  • 15:05 River shipping, ice cutting
  • 16:25 Tobacco plantation, cigar manufacture (past)
  • 17:50 Local industries—shoe factory, computer company; politics
  • 22:00 Schools, average age of population
  • 22:45 Working as a reporter during the trial of the Apalachin Meeting/Gangland Convention
  • 26:55 Politics—town now has some Democrat candidates
  • 29:00 Local farming
  • 30:25 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1151-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Canning, preserving and pickling in the past on the farm
  • 06:20 Ice house
  • 07:00 Meat preservation in the past on the farm
  • 09:25 Family life, life in the past
  • 11:30 Arthur the Rat
  • 14:40 Tape end

Details

Fieldworker
Seastone, Charles
Date
  • 1968
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
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