DARE Interview : Woodstock, Connecticut; Primary Informant CT029

  • 1969
  • Informant Data:
  • CT029: White; male; age: 64 (old); education: grade school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: CT029 (3:33) [Echoey, muffled; occasional background noise]
  • Full Interview (Tape 0212-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:15 Some town history—first settlers in 1686 were from Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • 03:00 The Woodstock County Fair
  • 07:00 The hot-air balloon tragedy where a child got caught in a balloon, fell, and died, which occurred when Informant was a child
  • 10:00 Informant's job as assessor—evaluating property values. Property taxes vs. income taxes
  • 16:30 Horse rake vs. bull rake
  • 20:00 Skunk's oil
  • 21:40 Games, knife games
  • 25:15 Arthur the Rat
  • 28:40 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

Details

Fieldworker
Goldberg, David
Date
  • 1969
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
For Staff