DARE Interview : Alturas, California; Primary Informant CA158

  • 1969
  • Informant Data:
  • CA158: White; male; age: 78 (old); education: high school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: CA158 (4:37)
  • Full Interview (Tape 0137-S1). [Additional speakers: Informant’s wife, Fieldworker’s sister]
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Father(?) a schoolteacher when very young; mother born in area, father met her while teaching
  • 05:45 Father turned school land into a homestead; he and brother had ranches but had a rough time during the Depression
  • 08:40 Local area used to be busier, but factory and milk are gone. Subdivisions coming in, though
  • 11:40 Worried about economy
  • 14:05 Local activities—yearly trail ride where men get together and travel on horseback
  • 17:05 Gun clubs, yearly dances and Christmas events—didn't have much in past, because too hard to travel in winter
  • 19:10 Pictures of grandsons(?); hunting in Oregon
  • 23:45 Arthur the Rat
  • 28:10 Wife goes to spa or chiropractor
  • 31:15 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview


Anderson, Leslie
  • 1969
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
  • English
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