DARE Interview : Trinidad, Colorado; Primary Informant CO024

  • 1967
  • Informant Data:
  • CO024: White; male; age: 98 (old); education: grade school; community type: small city
  • Media File:
  • Full Interview (Tape 0187-S1). [Additional speakers: Adult female (presumably Informant's wife)]
  • Content:
  • [Fieldworker introduces this as second tape. First tape was removed from collection; Informant requested a "re-do," and that is what appears here] 00:13 Family history—coming to Trinidad
  • 01:28 School run by widow of Rev. Rice who built first Methodist church
  • 02:22 Early firms in town
  • 03:31 Went into insurance business at age 21, and real estate until retirement
  • 07:50 Masons—five turns as master of lodge
  • 07:15 People Informant has met: General Grant, Damon Runyon, Bat Masterson (sheriff), Judge Julius Gunter
  • 9:40 [About four minutes of this recording are lost and portions of the prior topic and following topics are missing]
  • 10:18 Story of Informant and Judge Gunter, President Eisenhower
  • 12:03 Organizations Informant has been involved in: Order of DeMolay, Rotary Club, Boy Scouts, Red Cross, Educational Board
  • 15:20 First plane trip with wife
  • 13:30 Tape end
  1. Full interview


VanDyke, Patt
  • 1967
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
  • English
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