DARE Interview : Quincy, California; Primary Informant CA197

  • 1970
  • Informant Data:
  • CA197: White; male; age: 75 (old); education: high school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: CA197 (3:08)
  • Full Interview (Tape 0163-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Arthur the Rat
  • 03:20 Local mining industry drawing people from all over; Swiss, Italian, and Chinese communities
  • 06:50 Hangman's Ravine named for a man who robbed a sluice. Friend in prison for part in Tong War
  • 08:15 Old days when Quincy was tiny town, describes surviving in a small economy
  • 10:55 His father was from England, had hard time adjusting
  • 13:10 Mother came from Sacramento to be a teacher, surprised at short growing season
  • 16:40 Local historical museum, intrusion of a college into town life
  • 22:00 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview


Anderson, Leslie
  • 1970
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
  • English
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